Now, do not say the Government does not listen to legislators. For years the poor dears have had to organise their affairs across three buildings: the Legco building itself; Citibank Plaza, where some have their offices and which is also home to the vast, almost unused library; and the Central Government Offices, where others camp out. The original idea was to dig out a huge new office complex underneath Chater Garden, where they could live. Nicknamed 'the bunker', it was buried by the Town Planning Board because they would have to chop down the trees. Now, the Government has a new, helpful plan. They are going to decamp all the legislators to a wonderful new building on the Central Reclamation. This reclamation is currently undergoing a hurried redesign after the legislators said the original plan was a mess. In the revised version, a new Legco is in a nice, prominent place. Of course, this will not affect legislators' attitudes at all when the new plan is unveiled. Legislator Choy So-yuk is steering well away from controversy with her big money-spinner this year, the Chinese Lantern Festival. Her company's festive money-spinner in 1997 was the Hong Kong Expo, which ended in a near-riot after stallholders claimed that her firm, Oriental-Western Promotions, had reneged on a promise to put a panda on show. The panda, the first to visit Hong Kong in more than a decade, was advertised as 'a gift to the Hong Kong people' but in fact all that turned up were some plastic dinosaurs. Ms Choy herself had to negotiate with angry stallholders, some of whom chanted: 'Where is the panda?' Police not only had to be called to the expo, but also to the legislator's office the next day. This year, Ms Choy is being circumspect. Although lanterns aplenty are on offer, large and small, no bamboo-chewing ailuropoda melanoleuca is in sight. The rarest animal being promised is a donkey. Meanwhile, over in New York, David Lan Hong-tsung has been making a reasonable job of trying to persuade an arm of the United Nations that there is no sex discrimination in Hong Kong. Mr Lan, indeed, is walking proof of that. Even though the panel consists entirely of women, the Hong Kong Government showed its lack of sex bias by sending a man to argue the case. However, 'Daisy' should watch out when he gets back. Buried in his epic speech delivered on Tuesday is this pledge: 'The Hong Kong SAR Government is committed to modifying all the legislation which contains discriminatory provisions against women.' The Government is just weeks away from a review of the policy under which male New Territories folk get a free plot of land, and females get nothing. It might be a good idea for 'Daisy' to avoid dinner invitations from the New Territories for a few months. Bowen Leung Po-wing is settling down to his new job in Beijing - as well he might. The cost of the refurbishment of the Hong Kong Government's office in Beijing is a sum, we hear, not utterly unadjacent to $25.3 million. This is for interior design and office equipment alone, on just one floor. With 35 people in the office, this works out at around $700,000 per person. Given that the office costs for junior employees may, perhaps, not cost the full $700,000, this may leave some over for Mr Leung's own, no doubt modest, desk and chair. A nice carpet, even. Any eyewitness reports of Mr Leung's office will be greatly appreciated.