Height of towers may be reduced Greg Wong Chak-yan, a civil engineer who chairs the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee task force advising the government on planning the new Central waterfront, said on a radio programme that the administration was considering cutting the two planned commercial buildings in front of Two IFC to about four to five storeys from 18 and 30 floors. Parents not cutting back Most parents are not cutting spending on their children despite the financial downturn, a survey has shown, with about 60 per cent of respondents forking out an average of HK$340 a month on new clothes for their offspring and giving them HK$240 in pocket money. Research company Nielsen interviewed 302 parents in late June. 345 new swine flu cases A record-high 345 swine flu cases were confirmed yesterday, taking the total to 7,906. They involved 175 males and 170 females aged between three months and 78. Staff and residents at a childcare centre in Causeway Bay were placed under medical observation after 15 boys and six girls came down with flu. Seventeen of them were confirmed with swine flu. UK transport secretary to visit Britain's transport secretary, Lord Adonis, will arrive in Hong Kong on Monday on a six-day trip to promote low-carbon transport on the mainland and in South Korea. He will meet Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah and the acting secretary for transport, Yau Shing-mu.