The Independent Committee of Inquiry appointed by the Chief Executive to examine and report upon the Sai Wan Ho Development on Inland Lot No. 8955 commenced its work on December 6, 2005.
The Committee comprises The Honourable Mr Justice Barry Mortimer, GBS, Non-permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal as the Chairman; and Dr Cheng Hon-kwan, GBS, JP and Mr Anthony K K Chan, Senior Counsel, as Members.
A spokesman said: "The Committee is tasked to complete its work in around three months' time and is working under a very tight time table. The Committee hopes that it will receive full cooperation from parties concerned."
The terms of reference of the Committee are as follows:
(a) To examine the procedures in approving the site classification, Gross Floor Area (GFA) exemption for the Public Transport Terminus and bonus GFA for dedication of the reserved area of public passage in respect of the Sai Wan Ho building plans application, including how and under what circumstances the Building Authority's discretionary powers are exercised;
(b) Having regard to the findings in (a), to review and advise on whether the Building Authority's discretionary powers have been exercised properly and how the concerned departments may better perform their functions in these areas in future; and
(c) To submit a report with conclusions and recommendations to the Chief Executive in around three months' time.
Ends/Monday, December 12, 2005
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