The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Liberal Party insisted yesterday they would honour their election pledges and back a legislative inquiry into the Leung Chin-man job saga. A newly established committee set up to review the cases of directorate-grade civil servants taking up work outside the government will not look into Mr Leung's case. This prompted Civic Party leader Audrey Eu Yuet-mee to say she was worried it would be swept under the carpet if parties failed to keep their promises. 'The public does not only care about future monitoring but is also concerned with the development of Mr Leung's case,' she said. 'Investigation has to be done by the Legislative Council as the committee is not doing so. But it is unknown if a Legco select committee could be established.' The Democratic Party proposed that a Legco select committee be set up to investigate shortly after it was revealed that the government had given approval for the ex-housing chief to work for a property developer in August. Such a committee can require people concerned to testify or give evidence. Ms Eu appealed to parties that had pledged to support the creation of a select committee to investigate the saga to keep their promises made ahead of the Legco election. Ip Kwok-him, a vice-chairman of the DAB, reiterated yesterday the party's stance of backing a Legco inquiry. In a debate two weeks before the Legco election last month, another DAB deputy chairman, Lau Kong-wah, when pressed by political rivals, said the case must be investigated. A week before his remarks, the DAB had reservations on the issue even though Mr Lau denied that it was a reversal of the party's position. Miriam Lau Kin-yee, acting chairwoman of the Liberal Party, said she was disappointed the review committee would not investigate Mr Leung's case, adding that the party would support a select committee. The chairman of the review committee, Ronald Arculli, said he would respect any decision by legislators. 'We will not review Mr Leung's case. Legislators have been discussing whether to establish an independent committee and we respect whatever the Legislative Council decides to do. But our committee already has five lawmakers,' he said. Asked if the work of a Legco select committee, if set up, would overlap with the review committee, Mr Arculli replied: 'I can't answer that for the Legco. I hope the Legco would welcome the government's establishment of this committee.' The Democratic Party will propose the establishment of a select committee in the first meeting of the Legco House Committee.