THE Government is expected to go ahead with tabling a partial bill covering the less contentious issues of the 1994/95 three-tier elections but liberal legislators have vowed to amend it to include all other elements of the 1995 Legislative Council polls. China's renewed warnings against Governor Chris Patten's presenting any bill to the legislature failed to stop the legislative process as the Executive Council yesterday gave the green light for the move. Mr Patten is expected to announce the decision tomorrow during his question-time session with legislators. The partial bill, covering voting age, voting method and abolishing the appointed seats of the municipal and district bodies, is a signal to Beijing of Britain's intention to continue negotiations on the remaining issues. But the United Democrats were dissatisfied with this tactic and announced that they would seek to add amendments that increase the number of directly elected seats in the Legislative Council from 20 to 30 in 1995 and include the Patten proposals to enfranchise the functional constituency polls to cover 2.7 million eligible voters. The vice-chairman of the United Democrats, Yeung Sum, said the party was strongly against de-coupling the political package and would amend any bill that contained only part of the Governor's reform package. Mr Yeung said the party's platform was for the number of directly elected seats to expand by 10 to a total of 30 and that the 10 seats from the Election Committee should be dropped. Members would also put forward the Governor's proposal for the nine new functional constituencies. They would vote for the partial arrangements proposed by the Government only if the amendments were rejected, said Mr Yeung. He reiterated they were not suggesting the talks should be aborted, saying that they could continue during Legco's scrutiny of the bill. ''If the Chinese side is sincere, they can always carry on with the talks, bearing in mind that time is limited,'' Mr Yeung said. ''If the Government does not table any bill this month, then Mr Patten will have again failed to live up to his word that there are weeks rather than months remaining.'' Noting that the amendment had to be approved by the Legco President, Mr Yeung said a legal adviser had suggested there would be no technical problem about this because the bill was first gazetted in April as a full package. However, the majority of Legco members had reservations about such a move, saying it was detrimental to the talks. Meeting Point legislator Fred Li Wah-ming said he personally did not support the amendment to increase the number of directly-elected seats to 30. ''It is tantamount to calling an end to the talks. Neither China nor Britain wants to take on such a responsibility. Are we legislators volunteering to be responsible for ending the talks?'' Mr Li asked. Frederick Fung Kin-kee from the Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood said there was no rush to table the whole electoral package. Independent Martin Barrow said this was a very unwise move and ''not the right way to go''. Anna Wu Hung-yuk said she was very tempted to support the UDHK's move but had to look at the whole package before giving her blessing. It is understood that the Government has not yet decided whether to present the bill on December 8 or December 15. That will depend on when officials can complete all the preparations for presenting the bill. Also included in the bill, it is understood, is the amendment allowing deputies of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) to participate in the three-tier elections. It is meant to be a conciliatory gesture to China as currently the NPC delegates are barred from taking part in the polls. Mr Patten said after the 31/2-hour Exco meeting that members had considered the outcome of the 17 rounds of talks and China's remarks at the 17th round. He would announce the result of deliberations tomorrow. Executive Councillor Raymond Ch'ien Kuo-fung said: ''Progress was made in the 17th round, though it did not go far enough. But talks have not terminated. ''It is of paramount importance for China and Britain to co-operate during the transition period.'' He believed the 18th round would be held sooner or later. A deputy-director of Xinhua (the New China News Agency), Zhang Junsheng, said China would welcome Britain's return to the negotiating table at any time. But he heaped blame on Britain for the lack of a first-stage agreement. ''China has tried its best to take care of the British side, but Britain has insisted on not reaching an agreement. It even suggests calling an end to the first-stage negotiations. We can do nothing about it.'' Mr Zhang said China would not accept any transitional arrangements that were not agreed by it.