Officials were accused yesterday of trying to 'bulldoze' Tung Chee-hwa's ministerial system through the legislature after they told lawmakers to finish scrutinising it within a month. Constitutional Affairs Secretary Michael Suen Ming-yeung yesterday outlined the reform package's tight schedule to lawmakers. The system is due to go into effect on July 1. He said he hoped members could finish discussing the package within a month, with a view to holding a motion debate and vote on May 29. The Legco Finance Committee will be asked to approve funding in the first week of June. Some $42 million has been requested to implement the system. To speed up the process, a subcommittee should be set up to study the legislative changes, Mr Suen said. However, pro-democracy lawmakers at the Legco constitutional affairs panel meeting criticised the Government for not consulting the public. Lee Cheuk-yan of The Frontier said: 'You just bulldoze everything without giving the community a chance to express their views. I can't see why it must be in place on July 1. After all, even if it can't be implemented Tung Chee-hwa has already been re-elected. There won't be any power vacuum.' Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, the Legco legal representative, warned against rushing through the changes needed to transfer power from civil servants to political appointees. Mr Suen said lawmakers could invite people to air their views in open hearings, but the administration had no plans to conduct public consultations. He said the new arrangements had already taken on board the public's views. Democrat Cheung Man-kwong asked what civil servants could do if they were told by their ministers to do something unethical. Secretary for the Civil Service Joseph Wong Wing-ping said civil servants could complain to the future civil service secretary.