Saturday, December 20, 2014   

Stamp duty debate continues
(07-15 12:03)

League of Social Democrats legislator, Leung Kwok-hung, has withdrawn his motion to adjourn the amendments debate on the government's bill to double stamp duty on property transactions - soon after he moved it.
The LegCo president, Tsang Yok-sing, warned if Leung's motion was passed, it would halt the deliberation of the entire bill.
Lawmakers also requested a 15-minute adjournment while debating a proposal by Democrat Wu Chi-wai to exempt non-permanent residents from paying the double duty under the Tenants Purchase Scheme - where public housing tenants can buy the flat they're living in.
Lawmakers were unhappy about the government's refusal to grant the exemption, despite it being backed by the DAB party, the Liberal Party and several pro-business and pan-democrat legislators. --RTHK   
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