Attendance rate at Town Planning Board meetings clarified

In response to media enquiry regarding the attendance of the Secretary for Planning and Lands at the Town Planning Board meetings, a spokesman for the Bureau today (8 May) clarified that, Mr Gordon Siu has personally attended 20 out of the 30 meetings held since taking up his present post.

The spokesman said that since January 21, 1999 when Mr. Siu took up his post, the Town Planning Board has held 30 meetings. Mr Siu could not attend six of these meetings as he was on official visits overseas or had taken leave. He had attended 20 of the remaining 24 meetings (83 per cent).

The figure of 58 per cent attendance rate used by a newspaper today is therefore incorrect, he added.

End/Monday, May 8, 2000