Following is a question by the Hon Abraham Shek and a written reply by the Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands, Mr Michael Suen, in the Legislative Council today (June 6):
According to the paper provided by the Administration for the meeting of the Panel on Education on May 14, 2007, up to the 2007-2008 school year, 54 primary schools have ceased / will cease operation under the consolidation policy, among which 33 school premises have already been / will be returned to the Government for disposal. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council of the location, size, proposed land use and estimated value of the land plots in respect of the above 33 school premises, and which of these land plots will be disposed of, temporarily allocated or leased out through short-term tenancies?
From the 2004-2005 school year to the 2007-2008 school year, 33 schools have ceased or will cease operation under the consolidation policy, and the school premises concerned have been or will be returned to the Government for disposal. The detailed information requested in the question (except the estimated value of the land plots) is set out in Annex. No information on premium valuation is provided in the Annex, as the Government has not conducted such valuation for the 33 sites.
Ends/Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Issued at HKT 14:31