Lawmakers are likely to approve another batch of fee increases after support by two parties who said the charges did not affect people's livelihoods. The Government has proposed raising fees on 30 items by 10 to 20 per cent from February 23. The increases - including club safety licences, certificates for lifts at construction sites, and certificates for fire safety installations - would generate about $402,900 a year. A club with an area of 351 square metres would have to pay a licence fee of $14,300, up from $13,100. Principal Assistant Secretary for Home Affairs Francis Lo Chi-wai said it would be unreasonable for the Government to subsidise clubs in issuing licences. Democrat Sin Chung-kai and Chan Kam-lam of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong said their parties were likely to support the increases as the fees were not directly related to people's livelihood. But Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun said he would oppose the proposal. 'Hong Kong has been suffering from deflation since last year, so the Government's expenses should not be increased during the period,' he said. On Wednesday, legislators rejected a move to raise charges for people applying to have their water meters tested, but other water fee rises were passed as they were unlikely to affect livelihood.