Parents in Tai Po will be consulted for the first time today about the voluntary drug testing of schoolchildren, which is due to start there in September. 'After all the talks about the drug test, finally, the government will consult us. Though parents support the scheme, we should be consulted about how it will be conducted,' said Daniel Yuen Kwok-hing, chairman of the Tai Po Federation of Parent-Teacher Associations. 'We hope Tai Po is only the start and that consultation sessions will be held in every district so that parents can express their opinions and tell the government their concerns.' The consultation will be held at the Carmel Holy Word Secondary School. Education officials, staff of the Security Bureau's narcotics division and representatives of charities and parents' groups will attend. Mr Yuen said parents had a number of concerns, among them: Would they have to pay for testing? Who should be informed of the test results? Would police be involved? Would there be legal liability? Would schools expel students with drug problems or subject them to disciplinary action? Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen visited the district yesterday and afterwards said the government would speed up preparations for drug testing. 'We will work out details of the scheme in the summer so that we can introduce it as soon as possible. We need to work out legal issues and who should be informed about the test results,' Mr Tsang said. Kwok Wing-keung, chairman of the Association of Secondary School Heads, Tai Po District, said urine tests would probably be used because they were the cheapest option. Mr Tsang will meet representatives of the city's 18 districts and members of the Action Committee Against Narcotics tomorrow to discuss ways to combat drug abuse. The government has allocated HK$9 million to districts for activities to help teenagers live healthy lives.