The largest political party in the legislature is considering a 'separation of powers' among its members. The Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong proposal, if adopted, would see party legislators concentrating on Legislative Council business while its leaders would focus on party development. Lau Kong-wah, convenor of the DAB's group of legislators, said the issue would be discussed at a party conference next month. 'We will discuss many proposals, and a separation of powers between legislative and party affairs among members is one of the topics,' Mr Lau said. 'At present, party legislators are tied up with Legco work and rarely have time to look into party affairs. We cannot neglect party development for long and it had been done badly in the past.' Six of the 15 DAB central standing committee members are legislators, including chairman Ma Lik, vice-chairman Tam Yiu-chung and Chan Kam-lam. Mr Lau said there were proposals to follow the style of some overseas political parties, where the chairman - who focuses on developing party membership and other affairs - is not a member of parliament. The party leader serves as the main figurehead to deal with government and other political affairs. Former DAB chairman Tsang Yok-sing said the present Legco workload had suffocated party leaders, and the agenda of a leadership meeting had always been dominated by Legco, rather than party or district affairs.