GOVERNOR Chris Patten is ready to table his controversial bill on the 1994/95 elections in the Legislative Council as early as next month, as hopes fade for an agreement with China. To demonstrate Britain's effort and sincerity to reach a deal, three or four more rounds of talks, including a two-day session next week, are expected to be held before the crucial meeting between Prime Minister John Major, Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurdand Mr Patten early next month. The failure of last week's talks between Mr Hurd and Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen is expected to feature prominently in Mr Patten's second policy speech to be delivered to the Legislative Council tomorrow. The Governor and his aides are understood to have spent yesterday afternoon putting the finishing touches to the speech, taking into account the Qian-Hurd meeting in New York last Friday. The Government printer began running off copies of the 60-odd page speech at 8 pm. In the policy speech, Mr Patten is expected to report the lack of progress in the 12 rounds of constitutional talks held between late April and September, and explain why progress cannot be made. Given the deadlock in the Qian-Hurd meeting, Britain is understood to be pessimistic over prospects of improving the situation, even if the Chinese side agrees to more negotiations. China is also prepared for a breakdown in talks, with Mr Qian saying on Sunday that it was not a big deal even if Mr Patten were to table the bill. In an effort to deflect criticism that he is a ''one-issue'' Governor focusing only on constitutional subjects, Mr Patten is expected to draw the community's attention to achievements on other policy fronts. For the first time, he will produce a ''progress report'' on the undertakings he made in his inaugural speech last October. The 18-page report will be an annexe to the main speech. The Governor is expected to run through the progress made in 10 policy areas and the majority of the pledges he made last year. Targets have been met or exceeded in education, health, housing, environment, law and order and steps taken to boost the economy and serve the community. In education, for example, $10 million will shortly be made available to assist tertiary institutions to develop a course producing a Bachelor of Education degree. Public safety was improved by the deployment of more than 800 additional police on street patrols. Mr Patten, however, will concede that problems have been encountered in a few important areas, such as infrastructure, welfare and constitutional reforms. He is expected to promise that these problems will be overcome in the coming year. The Governor is expected to say that the Government is lagging behind in the $78-billion spending programme on public works allocated for the five years ending 1997. Delays in implementing or negotiating projects straddling 1997 and the greater time needed to get projects under way will be given as reasons for holding back progress. On the welfare front, Mr Patten is also expected to report difficulties in improving services for the mentally handicapped because of problems in identifying suitable premises and local resistance. The target of providing 420 extra places in sheltered workshops for the mentally handicapped this year was not met. Only 280 were made available. Mr Patten hopes the shortfall will be made up in the next year or so.