Re: DB Crime Rates
Question on criteria for appointment to Area Committee
Islands District Council
Paper IDC 105/2020
Ms Amy YUNG notified this Council that she would raise the following enquiry at the Islands District Council meeting to be held on 1 September this year:
“   It is reported that the Home Affairs Department (HAD) appointed 71 former District Council (DC) members who were defeated in re-election to be members of the Area Committees (ACs).  Over half of the seats are filled by Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong while no DC member of the current term is appointed.  I would like the representatives of HAD to respond to the following:
1. What are the criteria for appointment to AC?
2. AC members are unpaid but provided with administrative support of HAD.  What kind of support is provided?
3. DC members were invited to join ACs in the past to ensure better coordination.  Does HAD intend to undermine DCs which are dominated by the democratic camp?  ”
Islands District Council Secretariat
File Ref.: IS 1/1/01
Date: 17 August 2020
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