Wednesday, September 2, 2015   

1,400 seek welfare since court ruling
(01-08 14:53)

More than 1,400 new immigrants have applied for social welfare in the three weeks after the Court of Final Appeal scrapped the 7-year residential requirement for applicants to the Comprehensive Social Security Allowance.
The Labour and Welfare Secretary, Matthew Cheung, said welfare spending will grow, but the government needs more time to assess its impact on the treasury.
Cheung also said the administration will not seek to reverse the judgment by asking the Central Government to interpret the Basic Law. –RTHK


   
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