In accordance with the Basic Law, for the first three terms of the legislature (1998-2007), thirty seats, or half of the total number of seats in the Legislative Council, are filled by legislators returned by elections through functional constituencies. The Basic Law is open as to whether this should still be the case beyond 2007. Amendments, if any, in the methods by which the future legislature is to be formed, need the endorsement of a two-thirds majority of the Legislative Council and the consent of the Chief Executive prior to 2007.
Mr. Eric Li, your representative in the Legislative Council, is keen to base his views and action on this important issue on what you think. You can help him represent your views by filling out the attached questionnaire and returning it to the Centre for Social Policy Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University at Hung Hom, Kowloon.
The purpose of this independent professionally conduction survey is to gauge the opinions of the accountancy constituency regarding whether or not any amendment should be made in the ways by which the Legislative Council is to be constituted in 2007, and, more specifically, whether or not it should consist of legislators representing functional constituencies.
Individual records will remain anonymous. No names are required from you, and all records will be destroyed after the data gathered have been proceeded by the computer. Do feel free to call us (Dr. Jimmy Wong, Project Associate, Centre for Social Policy Studies, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) at 2766 4860 if you have any query and question. Thank you.