A motion to censure the Constitutional Affairs Bureau for misleading the public on the issue of whether municipal councils should be scrapped was passed yesterday. The Provisional Urban Council had said the Government used figures in such a way as to make out public opinion favoured its centralisation plan. The censure motion was passed by the Provisional Regional Council and moved by Hong Kong Progressive Alliance councillor Tang Siu-tong. Democrat councillor Albert Ho Chun-yan urged other political parties to stand firm. If parties united, the plan to scrap the councils would fail, he said. The Basic Law Committee has refused the council's request to study whether the centralisation plan breaches the Basic Law. The council wrote to the Basic Law Committee in July seeking its interpretation of an article which stated district organisations could be established for providing services in fields such as environmental sanitation. Committee vice-chairman Wong Po-yan said it would only give advice if asked to by the NPC's Standing Committee. The two municipal councils will decide whether to commission consultancy firms to look at the feasibility of conducting public opinion polls on the centralisation plan.