Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's proposed ministerial system would not work if each 'super-minister' oversaw two or three policy areas, a veteran former Liberal Party legislator has warned. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Allen Lee Peng-fei said: 'I am very disappointed that only civil servants can join the new ministerial system, and that it will be limited to only six super-ministers. 'It is correct for ministers to be Executive Council members. But no ministers in the world have portfolios for two or three areas.' Mr Lee's remarks came amid recent suggestions that Mr Tung would appoint six super-ministers - each overseeing two or three policy areas. In his Policy Address next month Mr Tung is expected to unveil at least the outlines of his proposed system of accountability for principal officials. Mr Lee, the former executive councillor turned talk show host, said: 'I can predict now that it will not work. The most important thing about the ministerial system is that the Government has solid votes in the legislature. No 'ifs' or 'buts'.' Asked whether he was interested in becoming a minister, Mr Lee said: 'I won't be a minister. I am out of politics. I am not interested in it any more.' Citing article 55 of the Basic Law, Mr Lee said members of the Executive Council should be appointed by the chief executive from among the principal officials of the executive authorities, members of the legislature and public figures. He said the idea for a ministerial system, an inner cabinet and executive council, was that executive councillors should help the Chief Executive formulate policies and be responsible for them. He stressed that it was important for the Government to have votes in the legislature, and that the administration should consider appointing heads of major political parties in Legco as ministers to achieve this goal. 'Tsang Yok-sing, chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, deserves to be a minister because he has 10 solid votes in the legislature,' he said. Although Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun has said he is not interested in becoming a minister, Mr Lee said Mr Tien, whose party has eight votes in Legco, deserves to be appointed. Mr Tien could also designate another party colleague, such as Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, to become one, said Mr Lee. He said other possible candidates are Eric Li Ka-cheung, convenor of the 'Breakfast Group' of independent lawmakers, and Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Progressive Alliance.