Procedures for the public to access government headquarters in Central and meet lawmakers have been changed with immediate effect following complaints. But a journalists' representative said they still deterred reporters from seeking out their sources. Security measures were stepped up at the start of last month. The public and reporters wanting to visit lawmakers in the west wing had to register the purpose of their visit, identity and contact details, and obtain phone confirmation from the intended contact on arrival. However, after complaints from the media of unnecessary restrictions, and a meeting between lawmakers and the government to discuss the issue in mid-July, the administration sent lawmakers the revised procedures yesterday. Security staff will no longer be required to obtain phone confirmation with a contact, if details of the visitor, such as name, identity card number and the visitor's telephone number can be provided to the management office beforehand. Mak Yin-ting, chairwoman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, said: 'I can't see how this has improved things for reporters. There is still a deterrent effect on reporters if you have to leave a record of yourself visiting an identifiable lawmaker.' An Administration Wing spokesman said media arrangements were under review.