The civil service minister has said she did not request the employment contract between ex-housing chief Leung Chin-man and a local property developer when considering his application to take the job. During a Legislative Council inquiry yesterday, Denise Yue Chung-yee said that at the time she thought it was unnecessary to request that he provide the contract because she assumed the information he provided was accurate. 'I believe that Mr Leung had told all the truth under the honour system,' Miss Yue said. 'I trusted the information provided by him and so I did not request a copy.' There was public outcry last year over the government's approval of Mr Leung's application to work with New World China Land. The contract allowed the property developer the right to transfer Mr Leung to any subsidiary or associate company. League of Social Democrats lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung asked the minister if this violated the conditions of her approval of the application. One of the restrictions Miss Yue imposed was to bar Leung Chin-man from participating in the company's affairs in Hong Kong. She did not give a clear answer on the alleged violation, and said she would seek legal advice. Leung Kwok-hung also said there was no guarantee Leung Chin-man would follow the restrictions imposed on him. 'We don't have a team of investigators in the civil service bureau,' Miss Yue said. She said the bureau learned of violations from the media and public. Cyd Ho Sau-lan challenged the minister over failing to cross-check the information Leung Chin-man provided in his application. Mr Leung said he got the offer with the help of a 'family friend', but Miss Yue said the bureau did not find out who that was. 'The bureau failed to find out if such a friend could be involved in any possible transfer of benefits,' Ms Ho said. Of the 200 applications she processed over the past three years, Miss Yue said less than 10 per cent claimed they found the job through a friend. The hearing continues tomorrow.