Lawmakers from across the political spectrum said yesterday that the government should do more to help underprivileged groups, in a second day of debate over Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's policy address. But government ministers said enough measures were being put in place to share the fruits of the city's economic recovery. Continuing the debate on the traditional motion of thanks towards the policy address, Confederation of Trade Union legislator Lee Cheuk-yan said Mr Tsang was not committed to improving workers' welfare by delaying the introduction of a minimum wage. 'Measures listed in the policy address cannot help the poor at all,' Mr Lee said. 'The government is giving the poor a foot massage when they complain about having a bad headache. These measures cannot solve poverty problems at all.' Both the Democratic Party and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) said the government should raise the old-age allowance immediately to help elderly people living in poverty. Fred Li Wah-ming, of the Democratic Party, said the allowance level for 65-year-olds should be raised to HK$900 a month and for 70-year-olds to HK$1,000 as the current level had not been adjusted for nine years. In response, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said that many measures were being considered to ensure the entire population shared the benefits of Hong Kong's economic success. He would explain the results of a mid-term review of the wage protection movement and the way forward for the movement at a meeting of the Legislative Council's manpower panel on November 15, he said. The movement aimed to encourage companies to provide a median wage to security guards and cleaners. Financial services minister Chan Ka-keung said the tax cut would benefit the middle class as well as top earners and big businesses. The debate continues today. Meanwhile, a poll by the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme released yesterday found people were becoming less satisfied with the policy address since it was delivered two weeks ago. Forty-four per cent of the 526 people polled this week said they were satisfied with the policy address - compared with 52 per cent immediately after the delivery of the policy address on October 10.