Speech at Panel on Security

Law enforcement against moving traffic offences

Review on law enforcement against moving traffic offences

Mr CHAN Chun-ying sought information on the timetable for completion of the review referred to in paragraph 13 of the Administration’s paper. CSP(TH) responded that the Review Committee would examine areas such as guidelines on the stopping of vehicles, setting up of roadblocks, pursuit of vehicles. Although there was no timetable for completion of the review, the Review Committee would take action on any issues identified that required immediate action rather than waiting for the entire review to be completed, if this was appropriate.

Other issues

Mr CHAN Chun-ying asked whether there was a mechanism in place for handling compensation claims from drivers who sustained injuries or damage to their vehicles as a result of complying with the instructions of police officers to stop on the road. He also asked about the average time taken between completion of investigation and settlement of compensation payment. CSP(TH) responded that compensation claims arising from traffic accidents involving the Police were dealt with by the Police in consultation with the Department of Justice. Where appropriate, compensation would be paid to the parties concerned and the time taken between completion of investigation and settlement of compensation payment varied from one case to another.


Construction of departmental quarters for Customs and Excise Department at Tseung Kwan O Area 123 (Po Lam Road) and No. 57 Sheung Fung Street, Tsz Wan Shan

Shortfall of DQs

Mr CHAN Chun-ying asked whether the Administration had considered liaising with PlanD to increase the plot ratio for the construction of DQs. District Planning Officer/Kowloon, Planning Department explained that the plot ratio of a particular site would be determined with regard to transport, planning, environmental, landscape and other technical considerations. If a higher plot ratio was required, relevant departments were required to conduct relevant assessments to support the increased plot ratio and such proposals/applications would be handled and considered by the Town Planning Board in accordance with the Town Planning Ordinance (Cap. 131).

Disciplined services quarters for joint departments

Mr CHAN Chun-ying expressed support for the construction of DQs for C&ED. Noting the estimated total cost of the two projects in the Administration’s paper, he suggested that a breakdown of the project cost be provided to PWSC to facilitate its discussion. He also asked whether the Administration would consider the construction of disciplined services quarters for joint departments. US for S responded that the sites of these two projects were not large enough for such purpose. As C&ED had the highest shortfall rate of DQs among the disciplined services departments, the two sites were allocated to C&ED.