Pro-democracy legislators may consider themselves champions of public sentiment against Article 23 legislation, but they had the worst attendance rates at legislative committee meetings on the National Security Bill, official records show. A review of Legco's records has revealed that four of the five worst attendance sheets at Bill's Committee meetings considering the National Security Bill belonged to the pro-democracy camp. Two legislators in particular, independent Andrew Wong Wang-fat and democrat unionist Lau Chin-shek, found time to attend just three of the 29 meetings. Democratic Party members Wong Sing-chi and Law Chi-kwong were not much better: Mr Wong showed up for less than a third of the total, while Mr Law's attendance rate was 45 per cent. Top of the class were five pro-government legislators: independent Ng Leung-sing, Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong (DAB) legislators Chan Kam-lam and Lau Kong-wah, Liberal legislator Howard Young and National People's Congress member and independent legislator Ma Fung-kwok. Each came in at 100 per cent. When asked to explain, Wong Sing-chi and Law Chi-kwong said prior engagements had clashed with meeting times. Mr Wong said he worked as a part-time social worker on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while Mr Law taught classes on Saturdays. Andrew Wong and Lau Chin-shek could not be reached for comment. Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming defended the pro-democracy camp's record, saying it was the quality - not quantity - of participation that mattered. 'During the debates, pro-government legislators are rarely there. They all go for coffee and then come back in time to vote,' he said. Mr Chan of the DAB responded by saying Mr Lee's comments were 'the reflection of a guilty conscience'.