Civic Party sends Tsang a universal suffrage letter The Civic Party made use of yesterday's free post day to send a letter to the chief executive, urging him to give a clear road map to universal suffrage in the constitutional reform plan to be unveiled before Christmas. The party called on Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to honour his election pledge to bring about universal suffrage for Legislative Council elections. The party has also put up banners on the streets calling for the road map. Hongkong Post held its sixth free post day yesterday to encourage people to send letters to their loved ones. Emily Lau keeps post as Finance Committee chairwoman Democratic Party vice-chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing was returned unopposed as the chairwoman of the Finance Committee. The position - on a committee with powers to approve public funds for government projects - is usually hotly contested between the pan-democrat and pro-establishment camps. Last year, Lau defeated Beijing loyalist Philip Wong Yu-hong with 30 votes to 28. Patrick Lau Sau-shing of the architectural constituency became the committee's vice-chairman without a contest. Lawmaker asks for views on plan Democratic Party lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che, representing the social welfare sector, has written to seek his electorate's views on the pan-democrat camp's plan to resign en masse if the upcoming constitutional reform plan does not include a clear road map to universal suffrage. He said it was too early to decide if he would support the resignation plan, and vowed to listen to social workers' views. Thousands accept banks' offer Up to Wednesday, 23,606 people who invested in Lehman Brothers-related financial products had accepted a settlement offer by banks to repurchase them at a discount. This is about 94.42 per cent of the roughly 25,000 customers eligible to take part in the scheme, which was rolled out two months ago. Up until last month, 97 per cent of those who accepted the offer were paid. So far, 223 customers have turned down the offer by the 16 banks.