Daily Information Bulletin - 1960s - 1964 - JUL - ENG

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HONG KONG GOVERNMENT

NFORMATION SERVICES

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

SUPPLEMENT

Monday, July 6, 1964

NOTE TO EDITORS 2

HONG KONG'S NEW, ENLARGED LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

TO MEET FOR FIRST TIME ON WEDNESDAY

The now, enlarged Legislative Council will meet for the first time on Wednesday afternoon.

The Council now comprises 13 Unofficial and twelve Official Members with His Excellency the Governor as President of the Council, but only 24 Members will be attending Wednseday's meeting as the Hon. F.S. Li is away from the Colony.

At the meeting, five new Unofficial Members - the Hon. P.Y. Tang, the Hon. Tse Yu-chuen, the Hon. K.A. Watson, the Hon. P.C. Woo and the Hon. G.R. Ross - and two new Official Members - the Hon. T.D. Sorby and the Hon. J.T. Wakefield - will take the Oath of Allegiance.

The Hon. P.C.M. Sedgwick and the Hon. Fung Hon-chu took the Oath of Allegiance on their previous appointments to the Legislative Council.

For the guidance of reporters covering meetings of Legislative Council, a plan showing the now seating arrangement in the Council Chamber is attached to this Bulletin.

It is suggested that Editors might like to keep for future reference the foil owing biographical notes on all the Official and Unofficial Members of Legislative Council who will be meeting on July 8, 1964:-

President Of The Council

His Excellency the Governor, Sir David Trench, K.C.M.G., M.C.

His Excellency Sir David Trench, K.C.M.G., M.C., arrived in Hong Kong on April 14, 1964 to assume the Governorship of Hong Kong in succession to Sir Robert Black, G.C.M.G., O.B.E.

Bom on June 2, 1915, Sir David Clive Crosbie Trench was educated at

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Toribrldgo School and Jesus Coilego, Cambridge University, graduating with a M,A. degree. He joined the Colonial Service as a Cadet in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate in 1938 and was seconded to the West Pacific High Commission in 19^1.

Commissioned during the war in the British Solomon Islands Defence Force, he served in the Western Pacific during the campaign in the Solomon Islands and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, He was awarded the Military Cross and the United States Legion of Merit, In 19^7, he returned to the civil administration of the Solomon Islands, which form part of the Western Pacific High Commission, serving as Secretary to the Government of the Solomon Islands Protectorate, and Acting Resident Commissioner on two occasions. He attended the Joint Services Staff College in 19^9*

On arrival in Hong Kong on January 7, 1950, he first served as Assistant Secretary in the Colonial Secretariat before being appointed Deputy Defence Secretary in March, 1950, He became Acting Defence Secretary in December 1951 and. served in that capacity until his appointment as Clerk of Councils in March, 1953*

He went on leave in January, 195^ • Shortly after his return from leave, he was again appointed Acting Defence Secretary, serving in this post from April, 1955 to February, 1956. He became Acting Deputy Financial Secretary in January, 1956 and was promoted to Cadet Officer, Staff Grade five months later. He served as Deputy Financial Secretary (Finance) from June, 1956 to November, 1956. In February, 1957, he was appointed Commissioner of Labour and Commissioner of Mines. He went on leave in November, 1957, and attended the Imperial Defence College in 1958 before returning to Hong Kong. In January, 1959 he was appointed Deputy Colonial Secretary and served in that post untj 1 his appointment as High Commissioner for the Western Pacific in 1961.

Sir David is a member of the Royal Commonwealth Society and one of his chief hobbies is photography.

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OFFICIAL MEMBERS

His Excellency The Commander, British Forces Lieutenant General Sir Denis O’Connor, K.B.S., C.B.

Lieutenant General Sir Denis Stuart Scott O’Connor, K.B.E., C.B., was born in Simla, India and educated at a preparatory school in Eastbourne and afterwards at Harrow and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in September, 1927* He served in England until November, 1929 when he was posted to India where he remained until February, 1936. In December, 1939 he went to France with the British Expeditionary Force, returning in January, 19^+0. He continued to serve in the United Kingdom until he was posted to South-East Asia Command. In April, 19z+6> he returned to Britain and was posted as General Staff Officer 1 (Operations) to the Middle East Land Forces in June, 19^6* In November of that year he was appointed Brigadier General Staff (S.D.) and held that appointment until December, 19^. In April, 1951s he became Chief Instructor at the School of Artillery where ho remained until December, 1952. In January, 1953 he went to the British Army on the Rhine (B.A.O.R.) as Commander, Royal Artillery of an Armoured Division and stayed in this post until February, 1955* In March, 1955 he was appointed Director of Plans at the War Office and held this appointment until February, 1957• He was given command of 6 Armoured Division in February, 1957 and remained with this Division until he became Chief Army Instructor at the Imperial Defence College in February, 1958. Ho was appointed General Officer Commanding Aldershot District in February, I960 and in February, 1962 he became Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in June, 19^9 and appointed a Companion of the Bath (C.B.) in January, 1959* He was created a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (K.B.E.) in January, 1963*

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The Colonial Secretary

The Hon, E.B. Teesdale, C.M.G., M.C,

Mr, Edmund Brinsley Teesdale, Colonial Secretary, joined the Cadet Service in Hong Kong in 1937- His first posting was Administrative Assistant to the Chairman of the Urban Council. He joined the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps in 1939 and was mobilised with the Force in December, 19^1.

He escaped from Hong Kong to China after the occupation of the Colony by the Japanese and was later commissioned in the Indian Army. He saw service in the Assam-Burma border and later with Force 136 in India and Ceylon and with the British Army Aid Group in China.

He returned to Hong Kong in September 19^5 with the first British military forces and served in the Military Administration. He has since held a variety of administrative posts before his appointment as Colonial Secretary in February 1963*

The Attorney General The Hon. M. Heenan, Q.C.

Mr. Maurice Heenan, Queen’s Counsel, is Attorney General and an Official Member of both the Executive and Legislative Councils. Bom in New Zealand, he was educated at Ashburton High School, New Zealand and at Canterbury College, University of New Zealand graduating with the Degree of Bachelor of Law. A Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, he practised Law in New Zealand until 1939 when he volunteered for overseas service with the 2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force. He saw active service with the Eighth Army in the Western Desert and in Libya, Cyrenica and Italy and was Mentioned in Despatches. He joined the Oversea Civil Service in 19^6 and was posted to Jerusalem, Palestine as Crown Counsel. He was transferred to Hong Kong in 19^8 as Crown Counsel. Appointed Senior Crown

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Counsel in 1952, he served as Acting Solicitor General and lator as Acting Attorney General on a number of occasions until his appointment as Solicitor General in October, 1961. He was appointed Attorney General in December, 1961. Ke has been an Official Justice of the Peace since 19^9 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1962. A Past President of the New Zealand Society of Hong Kong, he is President of the Hong Kong Lawn Tennis Association, Chairman of the Standing Law Committee of the Legislative Council, Member of the Court of the University of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Board of Review - Long Term Prison Sentences, and Chairman of the Patents Awards Committee.

The Secretary For Chinese Affairs The Hon. J.C. McDouall

Mr. John Crichton McDouall is Secretary for Chinese Affairs and an Official Member of the Executive and Legislative Councils. He has also been a Member of the Urban Council, of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, and of certain of both those bodies’ Select Committees, since 1957• Born in Tientsin, North China, he was educated at Monkton Combe School and Jesus College, Cambridge, and joined the Hong Kong Civil Service as a Cadet Officer in July, 193^* After two years’ language study in Canton he was appointed Assistant Secretary for Chinese Affairs in August 1936, was appointed an Official Justice of the Peace in May 1937, and became Chief Assistant Secretary for Chinese Affairs the same year. He was seconded to the Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in December 1939, and was a prisoner of war from Christmas Day 19^1 to September 19^5« On liberation he delayed repatriation and was appointed Assistant Secretary for Chinese Affairs and Assistant Labour Officer in the British Military Administration. He went on vocation and study leave in April 19^+6 and obtained his Social Science Diploma at Birmingham University. On his return in 19^7 he set up and administered Hong Kong’s first Social Welfare Office (as it was then called); he was

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concurrently an Assistant Secretary for Chinese Affairs for the next five years, except during his appointments as Acting Secretary for Chinese /iffairs in 1950 and 1952. In October 1952 he was requested to transfer to the Malayan Civil Service as Chief Social Welfare Officer for the Federation of Malaya. He returned to Hong Kong on transfer in April 1957, to succeed the late Mr. B.C.K. Hawkins as Secretary for Chinese Affairs in May 1957. He is ex-officio Chairman of the Tung Wah Hospitals Advisory Board, of the Po Leung Kuk Permanent Board of Direction, of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries Board of Management, of the Panel of Review (Film Censorship), of the Aberdeen Technical School Executive Committee, and of the Brcwin Trust Fund, Chinese Recreation Ground and Yau Ma Tei Public Square, Chinese Temples, Grantham Scholarships Fund, Narcotics Advisory, and Sir Robert Black Trust Fund Committees $ he is also a member of the Community Relief Trust Fund Committee, of the Court of the University of Hong Kong, and of the Council of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and was Chairman of the 19&3 Working Party on Squatter Clearances, Resettlement and Low Cost Housing.

The Financial Secretary

The Hon. J«J. Cowperthwaite, C.M.G., O.B.E.

Mr. John James Cowperthwaito, Financial Secretary, is an Official Member of both the Executive and Legislative Councils. He joined the Hong Kong Civil Service as a Cadet Officer in 19^1. He was seconded to Sierra Leone in 19^2 and was transferred to the Hong Kong Planning Unit in 19^5. In 1956 he was promoted to Staff Grade of the Cadet Service and was appointed Deputy Financial Secretary (Finance). Two years later, he was appointed Deputy Economic Secretary (Economic). In 1959, he was promoted to Staff Grade A and became Financial Secretary in 1961. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in i960 and appointed a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) in the 196^ New Year

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Honours. He has represented Hong Kong at a number of overseas conferences on economic and commercial problems. Ho is Chairman of tho Banking Advisory Committee, Chairman of tho Board of Inland Revenue, Chairman of tho Board of Directors of tho Widows and Orphans Pension Schomo, Chairman of tho Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, Member of tho Court of tho University of Hong Kong, and has boon an Official Justice of the Peace since 19^6.

The Hon. K.S. Kinghorn

Mr. Kenneth Strathmore Kinghom is Chairman of the Urban Council, Director of Urban Services and Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. He has served as an Official Member of the Legislative Council since 1961 and has been an Official Justice of the Peace since 1953* Born in Hong Kong, he was educated at Dollar Academy and at St. Andrew’s University and Cambridge University. He joined the Colonial Administrative Service in 1939 and was District Officer, Northern Rhodesia from July, 1939 to June, 19^8. He saw war service from 1939 to 19^ and came to Hong Kong in 19^8* He served in the Colonial Secretariat from 19^8 to 1952 and was appointed Assistant Director of Commerce and Industry in 1953* He was Deputy Commissioner of Labour from 1956 until his appointment as Commissioner of Labour and Commissioner of Mines in July, 1959* In November, i960 he was appointed Chairman of the Urban Council, Director of Urban Services and Chairman of the Housing Authority. He is a Member of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries Board of Management, a Member of the Hong Kong Examination Board for the Royal Society of Health, and a Member of the Town Planning Board.

Dr. tho Hon. P.H. Teng, O.B.S.

Dr. Teng Pin-hui is Director of Medical and Health Services and has

been an Official Member of the Legislative Council since September, 1963. He

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was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in the 1962 New Year Honours and has been an Official Justice of the Peace since 19^7• He is one of the most senior Chinese members of the Civil Service. He was appointed Chinese Medical Officer in January, 1939. In May of the same year he was appointed Assistant Port Health Officer, After the Japanese occupation, he escaped to China and served with the Chinese Government in liaison with the British Arny Aid Group. In August, 19^5 he was appointed Health Officer (Anti-epidemic) and was made Senior Health Officer in December, 195^. He became Assistant Director of Health Services in October, 1959. He acted as Director of Medical and Health Services in 1960/61 and was appointed Director of Medical and Health Services in September, 1963. He is a member of the World Health Organisation’s Expert Committee on International Quarantine and has been Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Hong Kong since 1957. He was Vice-Chairman of the Urban Council from March, 1955 to July, 1958 and also from May, 1961 to September, 1963.

He is a Member of the Board of Review - Long Term Prison Sentences, President of the Dental Council of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Hong Kong Examination Board for the Royal Society of Health, Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board, Chairman of the Medical Council of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Midwives Board, Chairman of the Nursing Board, Chairman of the Pharmacy Board, Chairman of the Radiation Board, Member of the Social Work Training Fund Committee, and a Member of the Senate of the University of Hong Kong.

The Hon. W.D. Gregg

Mr. William David Gregg is Director of Education, Hong Kong- He was educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School and St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge University. He graduated in 193^ became a schoolmaster. In 1939 he joined the City of Birmingham Education Department as an Administrative

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Assistant. Ho served in the Royal Artillery from 1940 to 1946 and was taken prisoner of war in Singapore. He was interned in various prison camps in Malaya and Siam. After the war, he returned to Birmingham and was promoted * to the post of Senior Administrative Assistant. In 1949 he was appointed Director of Education* Seychelles. From 1953 to 1957 he was Assistant Director of Education in Uganda and in charge of secondary education and then became Deputy Director of Education in Kenya. He was appointed Permaneht Secretary for Education in I960. He was appointed Director of Education in Hong Kong in December, 1963 and arrived in the Colony in January, 1964 to take up his post. Ho is Chairman of the Board of Education, Member of the Senate and Court of the University of Hong Kong, Member of the Council of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Member of the Advisory Council of the British Red Cross, Member of the Council, of St. John Ambulance Brigade, Chairman of the Working Party on the Marsh/Sampson Report, Vice-Chairman of the Sir Robert Black Trust Fund Committee, President of the Hong Kong Schools Music Association, President of the Hong Kong Schools Sports Association, Vice-President of the Boy Scouts Association, Patron of the Hong Kong Teachers Association and Patron of the New Territories Schools Sports Association.

The Hon. J.J. Robson

Mr. James Jeavons Robson is Acting Director of Public Works and has been appointed an Official. Member of the Legislative Council during the absence on leave of the Hon. A.M.J. Wright. He joined the Public Works Department as an Engineer in May, 1946 after serving with the Royal Marinos during the War. He was appointed Acting Chief Engineer, Port Works Office in November, 1946 and Acting Chief Engineer, Roads Office in February, 1956. He was promoted Chief Engineer in December, 1956 and Assistant Director of Public Works in November, 1961. He is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and was recently elected a Council Member of the same Institution. He is also

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an Associate Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers. As Deputy Director of Public Works (Engineering), he served on the Tender Board and was Vice-Chairman of the Town Planning Board. He was a Member of the Committee appointed by the Council of the University of Hong Kong in 195^ to consider engineering education at the University following the Report of Sir Ivor Jennings and Mr. D.W. Logan.

The Hon. P»C.M. Sedgwick

Mr. Patrick Cardinall Mason Sedgwick, who is Commissioner of Labour, joined the Hong Kong Government as a Cadet Officer in July, 1935* He was Attache at the British Embassy in Chungking from May, 19^2 to October, 19^3-He was attached to the Hong Kong Planning Unit of the Colonial Office from January, 19^ to August, 19^5* On the British re-occupation of Hong Kong, he was attached to the Secretariat, Headquarters of the Civil Ziff airs Unit of the Military Administration. In May, 19^6> he was appointed Assistant Financial Secretary. He became Clerk of Councils and then Acting Principal Assistant Colonial Secretary later in the same month. He was appointed Secretary of the Salaries Commission in March, 19^7 and Establishment Officer in October of the same year. He was Acting Chairman of the Urban Council in May, 19^, Acting Deputy Colonial Secretary five months later, and Deputy Director, Commerce and Industry in August, 1951- He served as Acting Director of Commerce and Industry in September, 1951 and was promoted to Cadet Officer, Class I in January, 1952, when he was appointed Director of Commerce and Industry. He became Deputy Commissioner of Labour in February, 195^* He was Acting Political Adviser for a short period before he was appointed Chairman of the Urban Council and Director of Urban Services in September, 195^- Returning to the Labour Department, he became Deputy Commissioner of Labour and Deputy Commissioner of Mines in March, 1955 and Commissioner of Labour and Commissioner of Mines three months later. He served as Acting Secretary for

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Chinese Affairs from July, 1959 to March, i960. He has served as Commissioner of Labour and as Acting Secretary for Chinese Affairs in addition on a number of occasions since June, 1955* He served as an Official Member of Legislative Council on a number of occasions and was appointed an Official Member of Executive Council in 1961.

The Hon. T.D. Sorby

Mr. Terence Dare Sorby is Director of Commerce and Industry and has been appointed an Official Member of the Legislative Council during the absence on leave of the Honourable D.R. Holmes, C.B.E., M.C. Mr. Sorby came to Hong Kong in November, 19^*5 as a Major in the Civil Affairs Unit of the British Military Administration. On demobilisation, he joined the Hong Kong Civil Service as a Cadet Officer in July, 19^6? and served first in the Establishment Office of the Colonial Secretariat and then in the Labour Department. He attended the Joint Services Staff College from August, 1950 to March, 1951 • Returning to Hong Kong, he served in the Finance Branch of the Colonial Secretariat until appointed an Assistant Director of Commerce and Industry in April 1953? continuing in this post with brief intermissions until July, 1959* In August 1955 he went to Canada on a United Nations fellowship to study industrial development and trade promotion techniques. He was a member of the Hong Kong trade mission to the Caribbean countries in 1958, and was an official delegate to the Frankfurt and Vienna trade fairs. Mr. Sorby served in the Establishment Office during i960 and 1961 until appointed Deputy Economic Secretary in April of that year, when he was also promoted to Admi nistrative Officer, Staff Grade B. On return from leave in March, 1963 he was appointed Commissioner of Labour until transferred to the Commerce and Industry Department as Deputy Director in October, 1963- He served as official representative on the Government Trade Mission to the

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Common Market Countries and subsequently has acted as Director of Commerce and Industry on two occasions during the absence of Mr. Holmes.

The Hon, J.T. Wakefield

Mr. James Tinker Wakefield is District Commissioner, Now Territories. He first arrived in Hong Kong in May, 19^1 as a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers. In December of that year he was taken prisoner of war. and on the liberation of the Colony in September, 19^5 he served in the Civil Affairs Unit of the British Military Administration with the rank of Captain. He was appointed Cadet Officer, Class II in March, 19^7 and served as Assistant District Officer, New Territories in April, 19^7 • Tho post was renamed District Officer, South in March, 19^8. In 19^*9, he was appointed Acting Social Welfare Officer and Assistant Secretary for Chinese Affairs. During his leave in 1951-9 he studied the workings of the Singapore Improvement Trust and was appointed Chief Resettlement Officer on his return to Hong Kong in December, 1951• He was Registrar of Co-operatives and Director of Marketing from April, 195^ until his appointment as Labour Officer in January, 1955* He was appointed Chief Assistant Secretary for Chinese Affairs in July, 1956 and was promoted to Cadet Officer, Class I in April, 1957• He was promoted to Administrative Officer, Staff Grade B in July, 1959 and, on his return from leave in April, I960, became Assistant Colonial Secretary (Lands). He has been an Official Justice of the Peace since 1948.

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UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS

The Hon. D.J. Ruttonjee, C.B.E.

Mr. Dhun Ruttonjee is the Senior Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council. He served as an Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council from 1953 to 1958 and was re-appointed an Unofficial Member in 1959- He was an appointed Member of the Urban Council from 1950 to 1957 and has been an Unofficial Justice of the Peace since 1947. He is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Anti-Tuberculosis Association, Chairman of Ruttonjee Sanatorium Management Board, Chairman of the Management Board of the Grantham Hospital, Director of the Hong Kong Settlers Housing Corporation, Director of the Hong Kong Model Housing Society, Vice-President of the Boy Scouts Association, Committee Member of the Hong Kong War Memorial Fund, Member of the Board of Education, Member of the Court of the University of Hong Kong, Member of the Hong Kong Association, a Committee Member of the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association, Member of the Fish Marketing Advisory Board, Member of the Fisheries Development Loan Fund Advisory Committee, Member of the Medical Advisory Board, and Member of the Medical Development Plan Standing Committee. Born in Hong Kong, he was educated at St. Joseph’s College and the University of Hong Kong. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1957 and appointed a Commander of the same Order (C.B.E.) in the 1964 Birthday Honours.

The Hon. Fung Ping-fan, O.3.S.

Mr. Kenneth Fung Ping-fan is an Unofficial Member of both Executive and Legislative Councils. He served on the Urban Council from 1951 to I960. He has been an Unofficial Justice of the Peace since 1952. He is Director and Chief Manager of the Bank of East Asia, Ltd., Member of the Court of the University of Hong Kong since 1953> Life Governor of the Hong Kong Life Guard

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Club, Member of the Council of the Royal Hong Kong Life Saving Society, Honorary President of the Fung Clansmen’s Association, Member of the St. John Council for Hong Kong, Vice-President of the Boy Scouts Association, President of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society and Orchestra, Director of the Board of Management of the Hong Kong Tourist Association, Committee Member of the Hong Kong Management Association, Committee Member of St. Christopher’s Home, Honorary President of the South China Athletic Association, Honorary President of the Chinese Recreation Club, President of the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, Vice-President of the Hong Kong Chapter of the World Brotherhood, Vice-President of the Japan Society of Hong Kong, Vice-President of the Mission to Lepers (Hong Kong Auxiliary), Honorary Vice-President of the Hong Kong University Alumni Association, Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (Hong Kong), Member of the Board of Trustees of the United College of Hong Kong, Director of the Chinese Y.M.C.A., Member of the Brewin Trust Fund Committee, Member of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries Board of Management, Member of the Narcotics Advisory Committee, Member of the Chinese Recreation Ground and Yau Ma Tei Public Square Management Committee, a Permanent Director of the Po Leung Kuk, Honorary Adviser to the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, the Yuen Iz>ng Pok Oi Hospital, the Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, Committee Member of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, Member of the Executive Committee of the Aberdeen Trade School, Member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Hong Kong Branch), Past President of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong, Past District Governor of the Rotary International District 345, Past President of the Hong Kong Photographic Society, Past Founder-Chairman of the Hong Kong University Chinese Society, former Committee Member of the Higher Education Committee, former Member of the Harbour Transport Service Committee, Past Commissioner of the St, John Ambulance Brigade, and Founder Member of the Royal Asiatic Society.

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The Hon. R.C. Loe, C.B.E.

Mr. Richard Charles Leo, C.B.E., is the senior Chinese Member of Executive Council on which he has served since 1961. He has also been an Unofficial Member of Legislative Council since 1959. He is a Member of the /dr Transport Licensing Authority, Member of the Panel of the Board of Review (inland Revenue), Member of the Board of Education, Member of the Fisheries Development Loan Fund Advisory Committee, Member of the Narcotics Advisory Committee, Member of the Po Leung Kuk Permanent Board of Direction, Member of the Sir Robert Black Trust Fund Committee, Member of the Court of the University of Hong Kong and the Council of the University of Hong Kong and Member of Council of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is Chairman of the Advisory Committee cn Corruption and has been serving as Deputy Commissioner of the Civil Md Services since 1951* He has been a Justice of the Peace for the past 18 years. Mr. R.C. Lee was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 19^9 and created a Commander of the same Order (C.B.E.) in the 196 3 Birthday Honours. Mr. Lee served as Rice Controller from 1946 to 19^. He has also served on the Hong Kong Nutrition Advisory Council, the Salaries Commission, the Committee on Higher Education, the Building Regulations Committee; Building Appeal Tribunal, the Public Services Commission, of which ho was Chairman in 1959$ the Urban Council, the Special Committee on Housing, the Hong Kong Housing Authority, the Air Advisory Board, the Appeal Tribunal, and the Chinese Temples Committee. He was leader of Hong Kong Delegation to ECAFE in 19^9$ leader of the Hong Kong Trade Mission which went to West Africa in i960, and leader of the Hong Kong Delegation to the Frankfurt International Trade Fair in 1963. He is Permanent Honorary President of the Wan Chai Kaifong Welfare Association and a former Chairman of the Association, Permanent Honorary President of the South China Athletic Association, President of the Hong Kong & South China Masonic Benevolence Fund Corporation and a former President of Queen’s College Old Boys’ Association.

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The Hon, C.Y. Kwan, O.B.E.

Mr. Kwan Cho-yiu is senior partner of the legal firm of C.Y. Kwan & Co., and is a director of many companies. He is an Unofficial Member of both Executive and Legislative Councils. He has served on the Legislative Council since July, 1959 and on the Executive Council since May, 1961. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Ebipire (O.B.E.) in the 1959 New Year Honours and has been a Justice of the Peace since 19^7. Educated at the Diocesan Boys’ School, Hong Kong, and at the University of London, where he graduated with the Degree of LL.B. (Honours), he served articles of clerkship with Messrs. Ellis, Bickersteth, Aglionby and Hazel, a firm of Solicitors in the City of London. Having passed the Solicitors’ Final Examination (with Honours), he was admitted a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England in May, 1931, and subsequently in the same year he was admitted a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong. During the last war, he served as Officer-in-Charge of a food depot, Food Control. He was Vice-President of the Standing Military Court during the British Military Administration, and became First Magistrate on the reinstallation of the civil government in Hong Kong after the Pacific War. Ho was appointed Magistrate (for Tenancy Tribunal cases) in 19^8, an Unofficial Justice of the Peace in 19^7 and a Member of the Committee on Chinese Law and Custom in Hong Kong in 19^8. He was President of the Law Society from 1950 to 1951, and a Member of the Committee of the Council of Social Service in 1950. He is Vice-Chairman of the Committee of the Hong Kong Housing Society and one of its founders, a Member of the School Council of the Diocesan Boys’ School, a Member of the Council of the C.M.S. Heep Yunn School, a Member of the Public Services Commission for four months in 1955, Deputy Commissioner (Administration) in the Civil Aid Services, Chairman of the Board of Examiners of the Civil Aid Services from 1952 to May, 1958, and Chairman of the Civil Aid Services Amenities Committee. He was appointed a Member of the Urban Council in March, 1956 for a term of two years, and re-appointed in March, 1958 for a further term of four years from April 1, 1958. He resigned from the Urban Council on March JO, 1961. He was Chairman of the Casam Club in 1958. He is a Member of the Council of the Hong Kong Society for the Blind, a Member of the Chinese

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Temples Committee and a Member of the General Chinese Charities Fund Committee, Member of the 1959 Salaries Commission, Member of the Law Reform Committee for a term up to June JO, 1962, Member of the Committee for Jurors’ List for I960, a Member of the Committee of Management for the Chinese Recreation Ground and Yau Ma Tei Public Square, and a Member of the Standing Committee on Corruption since July 5? I960, He was Chairman of the Preparatory Committee to consider and advise Government on the steps to be taken for the provision of sites and buildings for the Chinese University. He was Chairman of the Provisional Council of the Chinese University and also of the Selection Committee to advise on the selection of a Vice-Chancellor of the University. He is now the Chairman of the Council of the Chinese University. He was awarded the Civil Defence Long Service Medal in December, 1963.

The Hon. Y.K. Kan, Q.B.E.

The Hon. Y.K. Kan, a solicitor and principal of the legal firm of Messrs. Lo & Lo, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of East Asia, Ltd. Ho has been an Unofficial Justice of the Peace since 19^9. A Past Chairman of the Law Society of Hong Kong, he was a Member of the Urban Council and a Member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority from April, 1957 to March, 1962. An Assistant Commissioner in the Civil Aid Services, he is also the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Public Transport, Member of the Brewin Trust Fund Committee, Member of the Chinese Recreation Ground and Yau Ma Tei Public Square Management Committee, Member of the Narcotics Advisory Committee, Member of the Po Leung Kuk Permanent Board of Direction, Member of the Sir Robert Black Trust Fund Committee, and Member of the Social

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Welfare Advisory Committee. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in the 1959 Birthday Honours.

The Hon. S.S, Gordon

Mr. Sidney Samuel Gordon is Senior Partner of Messrs. Lowe, Bingham & Matthews, Chartered Accountants. He joined the firm in 19^6 and became the senior partner ten years later. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He has been an Unofficial Member of Legislative Council since 1962 and has been Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce since 1963. He was appointed an Unofficial Justice of the Peace in 1961. He is a Member of the Council of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Member of the Court of the University of Hong Kong, a Member of the Trade and Industry Advisory Board, a Member of the Cotton Advisory Board, a Member of the Authorised Auditors Board, a Council Member of the Hong Kong Management Association, a Member of the General Committee of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Honorary Treasurer of the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society, a Past President of the Association of Chartered Accountants in Hong Kong, a Past Chairman of the Hong Kong Club and a Former Captain of the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club.

The Hon. F.S. Li, O.B.E.

The Hon. Li Fook-shu has served as an Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council since July, 1962 and was a Member of the Urban Council and the Housing Authority from April I960 to March 196^. He is a Member of the Tenancy Tribunal, Member of the Board of Authorised Auditors, Member of the Advisory Committee for Higher Studies, Member of the Chinese Recreation Ground & Yau Ma Tei Public Square Management Committee, Member of the Chinese Temples

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Committoo, Mombor of the Community Roliof Trust Fund Committee, Mombor of the Narcotics Advisory Committee, Mombor of tho Po Loung Kuk Permanent Board.* of Direction and Mombor of tho Court of tho University of Hong Kong. Ho was mado an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in the 196 3 New Year Honours and has been a Justice of the Peace since May, 1961. A director of many companies, Mr. Li is also a Member of St. John Council for Hong Kong, St. John Ambulance Association and Brigade. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA).

The Hon. Fung Hon-chu

Mr. Fung Hon-chu, Managing Director of Li & Fung Ltd., has served as an Acting Nominated Unofficial Member of Legislative Council on a number of occasions since 1958. He was appointed an Unofficial Justice of the Peace in I960. He was awarded the Coronation Medal and the Certificate of Honour in 1953* He is a Member of the Urban Council and the Housing Authority, a Member of the General Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, a Committee Member of the Public Relations Joint Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, a Member of the Legislative Committee of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Vice-President of the Hong Kong Football Association, Permanent Honorary President of the South China Athletic Association, Honorary President of a number of social welfare institutions, a Member of the Deportation and Detention Advisory Tribunal, a Member of the St. John Council, a Member of the Advisory Council of the British Red Cross Society, President of the Hong Kong Cotton Merchants Association, and Vice-President of the Fung Clansmen*s Society. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tung Wah Hospitals in 1952 and was a Member of the Working Party of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and a Member of the Federation’s General Committee until April, 1964.

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The Hon. P.Y. Tang

Mr. Tang Ping-yuan is Governing Director of the South Sea Textile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and also Governing Director of Mayfair Industries Ltd. He is a Council Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Member of the Deportation and Detention Advisory Tribunal, and a Member of the Cotton Advisory Board. Born in Wusih, Kiangsu Province, Mr. Tang graduated from Tsing Hua University in 1920 and left for the United States on a Chinese Government scholarship to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1923. After returning to China, he joined his family enterprise first in Wusih and later in Shanghai. In time, he rose to become the Managing Director of Ching Foong Cotton Manufacturing Co., Ltd. with factories in Wusih and Shanghai. He expanded his interests when he became the Managing Director of Kiu Foong Flour Mills with factories in Wusih and the Jun Foong Edible Oil Co., Ltd. in Wusih. After the Second World War, he founded the Kiangnan Cement Co., Ltd. with a factory near Nanking. All his industrial enterprises had head offices in Shanghai. He came to Hong Kong in 19^8 and the following year organised the South Sea Textile Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

The Hon. Tso Yu-chuen, O.B.E.

Mr. Tse Yu-chuen is President of the Causeway Bay Kaifong Welfare Association, a Member of the Education Appeals Board, a Member of the Community Relief Trust Fund Committee, a Member of the Deportation and Detention Advisory Tribunal, a Member of the Social Welfare Advisory Committee and a Member of the Tenancy Tribunal. He was appointed an Unofficial Justice of the Peace in 1958, awarded the Coronation Medal in 1953 and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1958. He has served as Chairman of the South China Athletic Association and also as Chairman of the Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation. He was a Member of the Advisory Committee on /Recreation ,....

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Recreation Grounds, a Member of the Air Transport Licensing Authority, a Member of the Causeway Bay Reclamation Advisory Committee, a Member of the Fish Pricos Committee, and a Member of the Trade and Industry Advisory Committee. He was President of the Victoria Local Association of the Boy Scouts Association and was Chairman of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Joint Kaifong Research Council from 195^ to 1962. He is Honorary Adviser to the Chinese Confucian Association, the Chung Sing Benevolent Society and the Pok Oi Hospital.

The Hon. K.A. Watson, O.B.E.

Mr. Kenneth Watson, an auctioneer and photographer by profession, was appointed a Member of the Urban Council and the Housing Authority in 1957. He was the Urban Council’s representative on the Traffic Advisory Committee from 1962 to 1963 and from 196^ to 1965. He has been an Unofficial Justice of the Peace since .1961. He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in the 196^ New Year Honours. He is a Member of the Advisory Committee on Public Transport, a Member of the Tenancy Tribunal, a Member of the Deportation and Detention Advisory Tribunal, Chairman of the City Hall Museum and Art Gallery Select Committee of the Urban Council, and Chairman of the Estimates Committee of the Urban Council. Born in Singapore, and educated in Scotland and at London University where he studied economics, he joined tho Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in 1933 and was sent to Hong Kong three years later. He joined the Hong Kong Naval Volunteer Force (later HKRNVR) in 1936 and was mobilised in September, 1939. For two years he was on naval patrol duties in Hong Kong. After the surrender, he spent three and a half years as a prisoner of war in Argyle Street and Sham Shui Po. A resident of Hong Kong for the past 28 years, Mr. Watson calls Hong Kong his permanent home. He has always been interested in public affairs, especially low-cost housing, and is an advocate of an underground railway system as a solution to Hong Kong’s traffic problems.

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The Hon* P.C. Woo, O.B.E.

Mr. P.C. Woo, LL.B. (Lond.) Ph.D. (Lond.), a solicitor, was appointed an Unofficial Justice of the Peace in 1955 and made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in the 19&3 Birthday Honours. He is a Member of the Board of Examiners, a Member of the Rules Committee, a Member of the Public Services Commission, a Member of the Lavr Reform Committee, a Member of the Permanent Council of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Member of the Board of Review under the Inland Revenue Ordinance, a Member of tho Tenancy Tribunal and Chairman from 19^*9 to 1952 and Controller of the Accomodation Unit of the Civil Aid Services. He was a Member of the Urban Council and the Housing Authority, a Member of the Traffic Advisory Committee, a Past President and Committee Member of the Incorporated Law Society of Hong Kong, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Co-Ordination & Development of Library Services, a Member of the Provisional Council of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Permanent Adviser to the Hong Kong Juvenile Care Centre, a Committee Member of the Po Leung Kuk from 19^8 to 19^9? a Member of the Legal Aid Committee from 1958 to 1962, and Honorary Legal Adviser to many charitable and welfare organisations.

The Hon. G.R. Ross

Mr. George Ronald Ross is Managing Director of Deacon & Co., Ltd. which he joined in 1916. He is Vico-Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and has been a Committee Member since 19579 President of the Hong Kong Boy Scouts Association, a Member of the Trade and Industry Advisory Board since 1962, Member of the Panel of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue), a Member of the Committee of St. Andrew’s Society, a former Member of the Port Executive Committee and a Member of the Hong Kong Government Trade Mission to Europe in 1963. He was a member of the Hong Kong Volunteer

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Defence Force from 1940 to 194?. He was interned in Sham Shui Po as a Prisoner of War from 1941 to 1943 and in Japan from 1943 until the Japanese surrender in 1945.

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The following is the composition of the Legislative Council as on July 1, 1964:

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

President of the Council: H.E. the Governor, Sir David Trench, K.C.M.G., M.C.

Official Members

H.E. the Commander, British Forces: Lieutenant General Sir Denis O’Connor, K.B.E., C.B.

The Colonial Secretary, the Hon. E.B. Teesdale, C.M.G., M.C.

The Attorney General, the Hon. M. Heenan, Q.C.

The Secretary for Chinese Affairs, the Hon. J.C. McDouall

The Financial Secretary, the Hon. J.J. Cowperthwaite, C.M.G., O.B.E.

The Hbn. K.S. Kinghorn (Chairman of the Urban Council & Director of Urban Services)

Dr. the Hon. P.H. Teng, O.B.E. (Director of Medical and Health Services)

The Hon. W.D. Gregg (Director of Education)

The Hon. J.J. Robson (Acting Director of Public Works who is appointed a Member during the absence on leave of the Hon. A.M.J. Wright)

The Hon. P.C.M. Sedgwick (Commissioner of Labour)

The Hon. T.D. Sorby (Director of Commerce and Industry who is appointed a Member during the absence on leave of the Hon. D.R. Holmes, C.B.E., M.C.)

The Hon. J.T. Wakefield (District Commissioner, New Territories)

Unofficial Members

The Hon. D.J. Ruttonjee, C.B.E.

The Hon. Fung Ping-fan, O.B.E.

The Hon. R.C. Lee, C.B.E.

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The Hon. C.Y. Kwan, O.B.E.

The Hon. Y.K. Kan, O.3.E.

The Hon. S.S. Gordon

The Hon. F.S. Li, O.B.E.

The Hon. Fung Hon-chu

The Hon. P.Y. Tang

The Hon. Tse Yu-chuen, O.B.E.

The Hon. K.A. Watson, O.B.E.

The Hon. P.O. Woo, O.B.E.

The Hon. G.R. Ross

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Release Time; 6.00 p.m.

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•ATING PLAN FOR LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

\ Deputy Clerk of Councils 3 Mr. Andrew Chapman

1. H.E. the Contaander British Forces

2. Hon. Colonial Secretary

3* Hon. Attorney General

4. Hon. Secretary for Chinese Affairs

5. Hon. Financial Secretary

6. Hon. K.S. Kinghom

7. Dr. the Hon. P.H. Teng, O.B.E.

8. Hon. W.D. Gregg

9. Hon. J.J. Robson

10. Hon. P.C.M. Sedgwick

11. Hon. D.R. Holmes, C.B.E., M.C., E.D.

12. Hon. J.T. Wakefield

13. Hon. Dhun J. Ruttonjee, C.B.E

14. Hon. Fung Ping-fan, O.B.E.

15. Hon. R.C. Loo, C.B.E.

16. Hon. C.Y. Kwan, O.B.E.

17. Hon. Y.K. Kan, O.B.E.

18. Hon. S.S. Gordon

19. Hon. F.S. Li, O.B.E.

20. Hon. Fung Hon-chu

21. Hon. Tang Ping-yuan

22. Hon. Tse Yu-ohuen, O.B.E.

23. Hon. K.A. Watson, O.B.E.

24. Hon. Woo Pak-ahuen, O.B.E.

25. Hon. G.R. Ross