Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, at a media session after attending a radio programme today (November 10):
Reporter: In the last LegCo session, you said some of the lawmakers were inappropriately sworn in. Was it your own position or the Government's position?
Secretary for Development: It was the Government's position. I happened to be the first politically appointed official to attend meetings of the Legislative Council, so I was duty-bound to reserve the Government's position. That didn't affect my answering questions raised by Legislative Councillors and it didn’t affect my listening to their views.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Thursday, November 10, 2016
Issued at HKT 12:35