Funds for drought relief sought The government is asking the Legislative Council's Finance Committee for a grant of HK$150 million for victims of the drought on the mainland. It proposed giving HK$40 million each to Yunnan , Guizhou and Guangxi . HK$30 million would reserved for relief work by NGOs. Nine held over illegal work The Immigration Department yesterday arrested seven people for working illegally and two who allegedly employed them. Officers raided 14 places in various districts, including restaurants, an elderly home and shops. Two people were suspected of having forged Hong Kong identity cards. York Chow off to Singapore Secretary for Food and Health Dr York Chow Yat-ngok will fly to Singapore tomorrow to study the city-state's health, environmental hygiene and food safety systems, and to attend a health care conference. Dr Chow is to meet the minister of health, Khaw Boon Wan, before returning on Thursday. New reproductive council chief The government appointed Gregory Leung Wing-lup chairman of the Council on Human Reproductive Technology for two years, effective April 11. Leung had extensive experience in public service, said the health minister, who thanked outgoing chairman Dr Leong Che-hung for his service. Matthew Cheung to visit Beijing Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung will leave for Beijing on Tuesday for a two-day duty visit. He is to hold talks with various officials, and meet a group of young people working as interns in Beijing enterprises under a Labour Department programme for university graduates.