The Chief Executive's efforts on environmental issues failed to earn a pass mark, former legislator Christine Loh Kung-wai said. Ms Loh criticised Mr Tung for what she said was ad-hoc action on particular issues, such as encouraging the use of liquefied petroleum gas to reduce air pollution but failing to emphasise conservation. She said Mr Tung had not followed up on environmental policies suggested last year. 'Mr Tung set up a six-point framework agreement with Guangdong in his Policy Address in 1999, but the result is not obvious,' she said. She also suggested both parties co-operate to clean up the Dongjiang (East River) and improve water quality. But Ms Loh gave a pass mark to Mr Tung's education policy, saying he had ambitious targets and was making progress. She also said he had 'a good man' - Executive Councillor and Education Commission chairman Antony Leung Kam-chung - to keep policy on the right track. But Ms Loh said Mr Tung's speech did not include a thorough programme to combat poverty. 'We cannot just pump in money,' she said. 'There are training and retraining programmes and elderly welfare, but I advise the Government to look at the problem on a comprehensive basis.' She praised his role as a 'gatekeeper', saying he maintained a good relationship with the mainland while keeping Beijing from meddling in Hong Kong affairs. However, she criticised the Legislative Council's status. 'We have the mandate of the people, but not the power,' she said. 'The Legislative Council ought to have the ability to help chart the direction of policy.'