Replies to written questions raised by Finance Committee Members in examining the Estimates of Expenditure 2016-17
 
Reply Serial No. Question Serial No. Question
DEVB(PL)093
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0713 How is the Pilot Scheme for Arbitration on Land Premium implemented? How much government expenditure is involved? Has the Government received any views on the scheme after its implementation? If yes, what are the views? If no, what are the reasons?
DEVB(PL)094
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0715 The Government indicated that 0.78 hectares of land were resumed in 2015-16. Where is the land located? What is the expenditure involved?
DEVB(PL)095
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3061 Please inform this Committee:

In 2013-16, how many New Territories small house applications were involved in the “Agriculture” zone? How many of them were approved? What was the area of land involved?
DEVB(PL)096
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3062 Please inform this Committee of the following:

(1)

the number of cases of unauthorised structures on private agricultural land handled by the Lands Department in the last three years;
 

(2)

the number of enforcement actions, the number of structures removed by the owners as required, and the number of those removed by the Government as mentioned in question 1.
 

 

DEVB(PL)097
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0750
(1)

Of the residential sites disposed of in the past five years, are there any provisions on the time limit for superstructure development in the land leases? If yes, what are these provisions in general? Have they been violated by any developers or land owners over the past three years?
 

(2)

How many residential flats in total can be built on the residential sites disposed of in the past five years?
 

 

DEVB(PL)098
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0158 It is estimated that the total acquisition/clearance costs will amount to $3.1 billion in the coming financial year, representing a substantial increase over the current year. What are the reasons for such an increase?
DEVB(PL)099
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0449 Under the Matters Requiring Special Attention in 2016-17, during 2016-17, the Branch says it will continue to oversee the implementation of the Pilot Scheme for Arbitration on Land Premium (the Pilot Scheme). In this connection, will the branch inform this Council:

(a)

the number of cases the Government has selected and offered for arbitration to determine the amount of land premium payable since the introduction of the Pilot Scheme, and the details of these cases;
 

(b)

the number of applications it has received for arbitration in respect of the Applicants’ respective lease modification/land exchange applications under processing since the introduction of the Pilot Scheme, and the details of these cases;
 

(c)

On 17 October 2015, Secretary for Development told the media after Land Supply Forum that so far the response of the Pilot Scheme had been lukewarm. Since the Administration said it would review the Pilot Scheme 2 years after its implementation (i.e. October 2016), what is the timetable and the scope of the review and the expenditure to be spent in 2016-17 in this respect?
 

 

DEVB(PL)100
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2485 Will the Government please provide details of the residential sites disposed of in the past six years?

2010-11

 

Disposal date

 

Lot

- Location

Use

Maximum GFA

(Maximum residential GFA)

[Maximum non-residential GFA]

Premium

Estimated number of units

(Estimated number of residential

units)

[Building covenant expiry date]

Current progress at site

Other restrictions under Conditions of Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2011-12

 

Disposal date

 

Lot

- Location

Use

Maximum GFA

(Maximum residential GFA)

[Maximum non-residential GFA]

Premium

Estimated number of units

(Estimated number of residential

units)

[Building covenant expiry date]

Current progress at site

Other restrictions under Conditions of Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2012-13

 

Disposal date

 

Lot

- Location

Use

Maximum GFA

(Maximum residential GFA)

[Maximum non-residential GFA]

Premium

Estimated number of units

(Estimated number of residential

units)

[Building covenant expiry date]

Current progress at site

Other restrictions under Conditions of Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2013-14

 

Disposal date

 

Lot

- Location

Use

Maximum GFA

(Maximum residential GFA)

[Maximum non-residential GFA]

Premium

Estimated number of units

(Estimated number of residential

units)

[Building covenant expiry date]

Current progress at site

Other restrictions under Conditions of Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2014-15

 

Disposal date

 

Lot

- Location

Use

Maximum GFA

(Maximum residential GFA)

[Maximum non-residential GFA]

Premium

Estimated number of units

(Estimated number of residential

units)

[Building covenant expiry date]

Current progress at site

Other restrictions under Conditions of Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2015-16

 

Disposal date

 

Lot

- Location

Use

Maximum GFA

(Maximum residential GFA)

[Maximum non-residential GFA]

Premium

Estimated number of units

(Estimated number of residential

units)

[Building covenant expiry date]

Current progress at site

Other restrictions under Conditions of Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DEVB(PL)101
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0994 In 2013, 2014 and 2015, 3.85, 6.81 and 16.86 hectares of land were respectively granted by way of private treaty. Of these, how many were used for building private residential flats, public housing and small houses in the New Territories, and how many units were involved respectively?
DEVB(PL)102
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0995 It was originally estimated that 12.18 hectares (ha) of land would be resumed for Public Works Programme projects in 2015, but it turned out that only 0.78 ha were actually resumed. Why is there a great difference between the two figures? It is estimated that 11.7 ha of land will be resumed in 2016. What are the locations of the land to be resumed and the estimated expenditure on land resumption?
DEVB(PL)103
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0996 In 2014 and 2015, 7 936 and 7 131 government sites were cleared from unlawful occupation respectively. What was the area of government sites involved in each of the two years? Were there any cases of repeated occupation? If yes, what was the area of land being repeatedly occupied? How much was spent on the clearance work respectively? What was the percentage of the amount spent that could be recovered by successful claims against the unlawful occupiers?

DEVB(PL)104
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0997 A total of 89.61 hectares (ha) of government land were allocated to various government departments on a temporary basis in 2015. How many sites were involved? Please provide details of the land with an area of 0.5 ha or above, including name of user department, land use, location, area, date on which the land was first allocated, scheduled date of return and the latest information on the date on which the land is expected to be returned.

DEVB(PL)105
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1038 Under Matters Requiring Special Attention in 2016-17 of this Programme, it is said that the Government will continue to strengthen land control and lease enforcement work, including enforcement against unauthorised structures on private agricultural land and lease breaches in industrial buildings. How many enforcement actions were taken respectively against unauthorised structures on private agricultural land and lease breaches in industrial buildings over the past three years? How many enforcement actions are expected to be taken and what are the estimated expenditures involved respectively in 2016-17?

DEVB(PL)106
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0096 Provision for 2016-17 under Programme (1), excluding the amount offset by operating expenses, is $2.4 million higher than the revised estimate for 2015-16. The increase in provision is mainly due to a net increase of 29 posts. What is the amount of salary involved in these newly created posts? What are the job duties of these posts?

DEVB(PL)107
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2187
(a)

Are short term tenancies (STTs) classified into different categories by District Lands Offices and are there different inspection frequencies accordingly? If yes, please provide the criteria of classification and suggested number of inspections.
 

(b)

Please list the currently valid STTs according to their number of inspections.

Financial Year

2015-16

More than one inspection in a year

One inspection in a year

One inspection in 3 years

One inspection in 5 years

Random

 

Currently valid STTs

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

DEVB(PL)108
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1783 The Lands Department will continue to expedite the approval of legal title of former owners and preparation of compensation documents in respect of private land resumed under various infrastructure projects in 2016-17. Will the Government inform this Committee:

(1)

of the average time and expenditure required for handling the task of approving legal titles of former owners and preparing compensation documents presently; and
 

(2)

whether any target, including the average time and expenditure required, has been set for expediting the task? If yes, what are the details; if no, what are the reasons?
 

 

DEVB(PL)109
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1784 The Lands Department will continue with the work on resumption and clearance of land for approved public projects and undertake preparatory work on resumption and clearance of land required for proposed new projects in 2016-17. In this connection, will the Government inform this Committee of the following:

(1)

What were the details of the clearance work in 2015-16? What was the expenditure involved?
 

(2)

What are the specific plans for 2016-17? What are the manpower required and the estimated expenditure?
 

 

DEVB(PL)110
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3220 With regard to assessing ex-gratia payments to primary producers in the agriculture and fisheries industries arising from development projects, please inform this Committee:

What was the total amount of ex-gratia payments disbursed to primary producers in the agriculture and fisheries industries arising from different development projects in the past three years (2013-14 to 2015-16)? What was the respective number of applications?

DEVB(PL)111
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2020 Regarding temporary use of government land, please advise this Committee on the following:

(1)

it is expected that 29 hectares (ha) of land for short term tenancies (STTs) will be let by tender and 40.1 ha will be let by direct grant in 2016. What are the respective uses and areas of these pieces of land? Is the use of a temporary fee-paying carpark involved? If yes, what are the details?
 

(2)

the number of sites granted by way of STTs for use as temporary fee-paying carparks to be taken back in 2016 for other development uses, the location of the sites to be taken back and the number of various types of vehicles to be affected.
 

 

DEVB(PL)112
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2610 What was the area of the land resumed under the Lands Resumption Ordinance (“the Ordinance”) in the past three years? What are the land uses planned or to be planned for these sites? What is the expected outcome of land resumption under the Ordinance in the coming three years? What will be the area of the land and the expenditure involved?

DEVB(PL)113
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2615 Please inform the Committee:

(1)

What was the number of cases involving retail and wholesale activities in industrial units in breach of lease conditions against which the Lands Department (Lands D) took land control actions? Please provide a breakdown by 18 districts in each of the past three years.
 

(2)

What was the number of cases involving retail and wholesale activities in residential units in breach of lease conditions against which Lands D took land control actions? Please provide a breakdown by 18 districts in each of the past three years.
 

 

DEVB(PL)114
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2616 Please advise this Committee on the following:

(1)

In 2014-15 and 2015-16, how many applications were made for change in land use that involved payment of premium? Please advise in detail of the original land use and the change in use applied for. Of these applications, how many were approved; how many were rejected; and how many are being processed? What were the amount of payment, plot ratio, site area and floor area involved in each approved application respectively?
 

 

DEVB(PL)115
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2617 Please advise this Committee on the following:

In 2014-15 and 2015-16, how many applications were made by the MTR Corporation Limited that involved payment of premium for change in land use? Please advise in detail of the original land use and the change in use applied for. Of these applications, how many were approved; how many were rejected; and how many are being processed? What were the amount of payment, plot ratio, site area and floor area involved in each approved application respectively?

DEVB(PL)116
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2618 Please inform this Committee of the following:

(1)

In response to the recommendations made by the Director of Audit in Report No. 65 on the disposal of vacant school premises (VSP) by the Education Bureau (EDB), what follow-up actions will be taken by the Lands Department (Lands D) in 2016-17?
 

(2)

Besides EDB passing a list of vacant properties to Lands D, do other government departments have a similar mechanism for passing such a list to Lands D? If yes, please provide a breakdown by government department of the information on the government properties left idle over the past three years, including their locations, areas and the duration for which they have been left idle.
 

(3)

Please provide a breakdown by district of the information on each of the 29 VSP mentioned in Report No. 65 of the Director of Audit, including their location, site area and the duration for which they have been left idle.
 

(4)

Please provide a breakdown by district of the information on each of the 71 VSP with physical possession not delivered to the Government after cessation of school operation as mentioned in Report No. 65 of the Director of Audit, including its location, site area and the duration for which it has been left idle.
 

 

DEVB(PL)117
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0163 The existing site of the Ap Lei Chau Driving School, currently used as a driving school designated by the Government, is let by way of short term tenancy which will expire on 15 June this year. The Government has said that the continual operation of the school would be allowed by going through normal procedure. What is the progress? What is the term of the new tenancy? Did the Government help identify other locations on Hong Kong Island to be used as a driving school designated by the Government? What are the details?

DEVB(PL)118
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1357
(1)

Please provide the number of cases handled by the Lands Department (Lands D) in respect of land management, and squatter control and clearance in 2015 in each District Council district:
 

  (i) Land management
    (a) lease enforcement cases
(b) government sites cleared from unlawful occupation

  (ii) Squatter control and clearance
    (a) unauthorised structures demolished
(b) surveyed structures inspected
(c) structures cleared in programmed development clearances and emergency clearances (excluding surveyed structures cleared on grounds of slope safety)
 
(2)

It is said under Matters Requiring Special Attention in 2016-17 that Lands D will continue to strengthen land control and lease enforcement work, including enforcement against unauthorised structures on private agricultural land and lease breaches in industrial buildings. What are the details of the work and the action?
 

(3)

Regarding the notices issued by Lands D in respect of each case of land control and lease enforcement, what are the ways in which the notices are issued, their number, frequency and targets?
 

(4)

Members of the public suffer losses from time to time by purchasing or renting unauthorised structures on private agricultural land for domestic use. Will education and publicity be launched to minimise victimisation? If yes, what are the details, manpower and expenditure?
 

 

DEVB(PL)119
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2199 2 819 and 2 519 small house applications were actually processed in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Of these applications, how many licences were granted to indigenous villagers for building small houses on private land? How many submitted applications are pending processing? Does the Government have any plan to increase manpower to clear the long-standing backlog of applications?

DEVB(PL)120
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0431 Regarding the number of cases processed for small houses under land disposal, will the Department please provide the following figures?

(1)

From 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015, how many applications were made by applicants in the purported capacity of indigenous residents of the New Territories, i.e. small house applications?
 

(2)

Of the small house applications made over the above-mentioned three years, how many were approved and rejected; and how many were pending approval as at 31 December 2015?
 

(3)

How many applications for sale of small houses were there over the above-mentioned three years? Of these applications, how many were approved and rejected; and how many were pending approval as at 31 December 2015?
 

 

DEVB(PL)121
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2848 Please provide a breakdown by region (Hong Kong Island/Kowloon/New Territories West (Kwai Tsing, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun and Yuen Long)/New Territories East (Sha Tin, Tai Wai, Ma On Shan, Tai Po, Fanling, Sheung Shui and Tseung Kwan O)/Lantau Island/other outlying islands) of (i) the number of cases involving compensation for land resumption; (ii) the uses of the land resumed; (iii) the area of land involved; and (iv) the amount of compensation involved in each of the past four years respectively. How much is estimated to be spent on compensation for land resumption in the coming year?

DEVB(PL)122
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3254 What is the total area of land currently zoned “village environs”, and of which what is the total area of land still available for small house development?

DEVB(PL)123
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3255 Please provide a breakdown by district of the manpower deployed by the Lands Department to directly or indirectly engage in processing small house applications in the past three financial years. How many small house applications were received, approved or rejected in each district during this period?

District Council district

2013/14(Note)

2014/15(Note)

2015/16(Note)

 

i

ii

iii

iv

i

ii

iii

iv

i

ii

iii

iv

Sai Kung district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kwai Tsing district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tsuen Wan district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Islands district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sha Tin district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tai Po district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuen Mun district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yuen Long district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North district

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Note: (i) Manpower (direct and indirect); (ii) Number of applications received; (iii) Number of applications approved; (iv) Number of applications rejected
 
DEVB(PL)124
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3256 In each of the past four financial years, how many applications for removal of alienation restriction (AR) were made within one year of issuance of Certificates of Compliance (CCs) in respect of small houses in the New Territories? Furthermore, how many of these cases were approved?

 

Number of applications for removal of AR received

Number of approved applications made within one year of issuance of CCs

2011-12

 

 

2012-13

 

 

2013-14

 

 

2014-15

 

 

2015-16

 

 



DEVB(PL)125
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3270 It is mentioned under Matters Requiring Special Attention in 2016-17 that the Government will continue to oversee the implementation of the Pilot Scheme for Arbitration on Land Premium (the Pilot Scheme).

Will the Government inform this Committee of the numbers of applications received, approved and rejected since the implementation of the Pilot Scheme in 2015, and the amounts involved and the estimated number of flats to be built or gross floor area to be provided?
DEVB(PL)126
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1738 Regarding staff establishment, it is expected that the number of non-directorate posts will increase to 4 079 in March 2017, representing an increase of 33 posts over the preceding year. Please provide details about the posts, their pay scales and duties.
DEVB(PL)127
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1298 With the advancement of technology, there has been an upsurge in the number of projects applying “Building Information Modelling” technology in recent years, and the application of photogrammetric survey will be popular with quite a number of practitioners in the engineering or surveying profession using digital cameras, smart phones or drones to conduct the survey. Provision for 2016-17 under this Programme is $10.3 million (1.9%) higher than the revised estimate for 2015-16. In this connection, please advise this Committee on the following:

(1)

How will the additional estimated expenditure for the current financial year be used to provide support for the staff in optimising the use of modern technologies in their land survey work? What is the expenditure involved?
 

(2)

In addition to enhancing the Land Information System and the quality of the territory-wide 3D spatial data, the Lands Department will replace the film-based aerial camera with a large-format digital aerial camera system. What are the expenditures involved in enhancing the systems and technologies respectively? What effect is the replacement of the systems expected to have on enhancing land survey and mapping work (including how the procedures and time can be saved)? How does it facilitate the establishment of a land database?
 

 

DEVB(PL)128
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2230 According to the Brief Description under this Programme of the Lands Department, the Survey and Mapping Office operates a Land Information System for maintaining updated digital maps and cadastral databases and hence providing a foundation geospatial data framework in Hong Kong. In this connection:

Please set out the manpower required for operating the system and managing the databases in 2015-16, with a breakdown by grade and whether they were civil service posts or non-civil service contract posts. Is there any expected increase in the manpower in 2016-17? If yes, please state the number of staff and grade involved.
 

Has any review been conducted to find out the utilisation and effectiveness of the data? If yes, what were the findings and specific follow-up measures? Will more data be released for use by other departments and various sectors so as to increase their utilisation rate? If yes, will resources and manpower be provided for carrying out the work?
 

 

DEVB(PL)327
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3979 Why is the area (hectare (ha)) of land involved in Public Works Programme projects under land acquisition in 2016 estimates is about 15 times (11.70 ha/0.78 ha) of that in 2015, while the total acquisition/clearance costs in 2016 estimates are 7 times ($3.1845 billion/$450.0 million) of those in 2015? Why is the increase in area double that in costs? Please give explanation for the estimates of the larger projects?
DEVB(PL)328
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4000 The Financial Secretary mentioned in the 2015-16 Budget Speech that “(I asked) all policy bureaux … to achieve more efficient use of resources through re-engineering and re-prioritising. I have also launched the “0-1-1” envelope savings programme to reduce operating expenditure by a total of two per cent over the next three financial years. Resources saved will be re-allocated for new services.” Please inform this Committee of the implementation of the “0-1-1” programme in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18, and the details of the services affected/to be affected and the expenditures involved.
DEVB(PL)329
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4039 Regarding the resale of small houses, please inform this Committee of:

(1)

the number of cases in which small house building licences were revoked due to a breach of building licence conditions by the licensees last year and, among such cases, the number of those involving the licensees having entered into an agreement with a developer to transfer their small house rights before applying for the licence;
 

(2)

the number of Certificates of Compliance (CCs) issued, the number of approved cases for removal of alienation restrictions (ARs) and the amount of premium collected last year;

Year

Number of CCs issued

Number of approved cases for removal of ARs

Premium collected

($ million)


 

(3)

the average time elapsed between the dates of issuance of CCs and application for removal of ARs last year; and the average time elapsed between the dates of removal of ARs and the sale of the flatted units therein (please provide a breakdown by the nine rural committees in the territory).
 

 

DEVB(PL)330
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4041 The total acquisition/clearance costs relating to land acquisition will rise to $3,184.5 million in 2016-17. What are the reasons and details of the increase? Have the development projects such as Kwu Tung North, Fanling North and the Wang Chau public housing development been included?
DEVB(PL)331
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4053 The Lands Department stated that the number of non-directorate posts will be increased by 33 to 4079 posts as at 31 March 2017. Please inform this Council of the nature of work, ranks and salaries of these new posts.
DEVB(PL)332
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4113 Regarding the engagement of outsourced workers, please provide the following information:

 

2015-16
(the latest position)

Number of outsourced service contracts

(  )

Total payments to outsourced service providers

(  )

Duration of service of each outsourced service provider

(  )

Number of outsourced workers engaged through outsourced service providers

(  )

Details of the positions held by outsourced workers (e.g. customer service, property management, security, cleansing and information technology)

 

Monthly salary range of outsourced workers

  $30,001 or above

  $16,001 to $30,000

  $8,001 to $16,000

  $6,501 to $8,000

  $6,240 to $6,500

  under $6,240

 

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

Length of service of outsourced workers

  over 15 years

  10 to 15 years

  5 to 10 years

  3 to 5 years

  1 to 3 years

  under 1 year

 

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

Percentage of outsourced workers against the total number of staff in the Department

(  )

Percentage of payments to outsourced service providers against the total staff costs of the Department

(  )


 

2015-16
(the latest position)

Number of workers who received severance payment/long service payment/contract gratuity

(  )

Amount of severance payment/long service payment/contract gratuity paid

(  )

Number of workers with severance payment/long service payment offset by or contract gratuity calculated from the accrued benefits attributable to employer’s contributions to MPF

(  )

Amount of severance payment/long service payment offset by or contract gratuity calculated from the accrued benefits attributable to employer’s contributions to MPF

(  )

Number of workers with paid meal break

Number of workers without paid meal break

(  )

(  )

Number of workers working 5 days per week

Number of workers working 6 days per week

(  )

(  )

( ) Change in percentage as compared with 2014-15

DEVB(PL)333
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4114 Regarding the engagement of agency workers, please provide the following information:

 

2015-16
(the latest position)

Number of contracts with employment agencies

(  )

Contract sum paid to each employment agency

(  )

Duration of service of each employment agency

(  )

Number of agency workers

(  )

Details of the positions held by agency workers

 

Monthly salary range of agency workers

  $30,001 or above

  $16,001 to $30,000

  $8,001 to $16,000

  $6,501 to $8,000

  $6,240 to $6,500

  under $6,240

 

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

Length of service of agency workers

  over 15 years

  10 to 15 years

  5 to 10 years

  3 to 5 years

  1 to 3 years

  under 1 year

 

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

Percentage of agency workers against the total number of staff in the Department

(  )

Percentage of payments to employment agencies against total staff costs of the Department

(  )

Number of workers who received severance payment/long service payment/contract gratuity

(  )

Amount of severance payment/long service payment/ contract gratuity paid

(  )

 

2015-16
(the latest position)

Number of workers with severance payment/long service payment offset by or contract gratuity calculated from the accrued benefits attributable to employer’s contributions to MPF

(  )

Amount of severance payment/long service payment offset by or contract gratuity calculated from the accrued benefits attributable to employer’s contributions to MPF

(  )

Number of workers with paid meal break

Number of workers without paid meal break

(  )

(  )

Number of workers working 5 days per week

Number of workers working 6 days per week

(  )

(  )

( ) Change in percentage as compared with 2014-15

DEVB(PL)334
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4115 Regarding the employment of non-civil service contract (NCSC) staff, please provide the following information:

 

2015-16
(the latest position)

Number of NCSC staff

(  )

Details of the positions held by NCSC staff

 

Payroll costs of NCSC staff

(  )

Monthly salary range of NCSC staff

•   $30,001 or above

•   $16,001 to $30,000

•   $8,001 to $16,000

•   $6,501 to $8,000

•   $6,240 to $6,500

•   below $6,240

 

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

Length of service of NCSC staff

•   over 15 years

•   10 to 15 years

•   5 to 10 years

•   3 to 5 years

•   1 to 3 years

•   under 1 year

 

(  )

(  )

(  )

(  )

 (  )

(  )

Number of NCSC staff successfully appointed as civil servants

(  )

Percentage of NCSC staff against the total number of staff in the Department

(  )

Percentage of staff costs for NCSC staff against the total staff costs of the Department

(  )

Number of NCSC staff who received severance payment/long service payment/contract gratuity

(  )

Amount of severance payment/long service payment/contract gratuity paid

(  )

 

2015-16
(the latest position)

Number of NCSC staff with severance payment/long service payment/contract gratuity offset by the accrued benefits attributable to employer’s contributions to MPF

(  )

Amount of severance payment/long service payment/contract gratuity offset by the accrued benefits attributable to employer’s contributions to MPF

(  )

Number of NCSC staff with paid meal break

Number of NCSC staff without paid meal break

(  )

(  )

Number of NCSC staff working 5 days per week

Number of NCSC staff working 6 days per week

(  )

(  )

( ) Change in percentage as compared with 2014-15

DEVB(PL)335
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4276 It is estimated that there will be a substantial net increase of 29 posts. What are the duties of these posts?

DEVB(PL)336
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4277 The numbers of surveyed structures inspected in 2014 and 2015 were 199 363 and 199 491 respectively, but it is estimated that only 196 000 will be inspected in 2016. What is the reason for the reduction in number?

DEVB(PL)337
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4278 The number of surveyed structures to be demolished on grounds of slope safety is estimated to be 50 in 2016, which represents an increase of 32 over the actual figure in 2014 and 34 in 2015. What are the reasons?

DEVB(PL)338
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4280 How many private residential sites were disposed of in 2014 and 2015? Please provide a breakdown of the site locations and the Building Covenant (BC) periods imposed in the land leases. Was the BC clause in the land leases breached by any developers or land owners in these two years? If yes, how did the Government handle the case(s)?

DEVB(PL)339
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4281 45.93 hectares (ha) and 39.27 ha of land were disposed of respectively in 2014 and 2015, but during the same period, a total of 43.7 ha and 37.78 ha of land were disposed of respectively under land sale programme (auction and tender) and by way of private treaty grants. In what way were the remaining 2.23 ha and 1.49 ha of land disposed of?

DEVB(PL)340
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4283 How many hectares of land were granted for the indigenous residents to apply for building small houses in each of the past three years? What were the premium and number of flats involved?

DEVB(PL)341
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4426 Regarding known cases of unlawful occupation of government land, as of now,

(1)

How many hectares of land are involved?
 

(2)

What is the geographical distribution?
 

(3)

How many hectares of unlawfully occupied government land are being involved in judicial proceedings?
 

 

DEVB(PL)342
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4427
(1)

How many successful cases of agreement on land premium made through the Pilot Scheme for Arbitration on Land Premium (the Pilot Scheme) were there in each of the past three years? What were the amounts of land premium involved?
 

(2)

How many unsuccessful cases of arbitration were there in each of the past three years?
 

(3)

As far as the Pilot Scheme is concerned, what are the estimated expenditures on publicity and education in the coming year?
 

 

DEVB(PL)343
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4434 According to the Indicators of “temporary use of government land” under the performance measures in respect of land administration mentioned in paragraph 6 of Programme (1), it is planned that 29 hectares (ha) of land for short term tenancies (STTs) are to be let by tender in 2016-17. The actual number of hectares of land let by tender dropped from 37.42 ha in 2014 to 19.58 ha in 2015. Please advise on the reasons for the decrease in the number of hectares of land for STTs let by tender in 2015 and the reasons for the estimated increase in this year.

The list of “vacant government sites suitable for greening/community purposes” in each district is available at the respective District Lands Office. The sites are available for renting by non-governmental or community organisations on short-term basis for greening and community purposes by way of STTs. As the lists are now only available in physical form, will there be any plan to upload them onto the Internet to facilitate public inspection so as to encourage renting?

DEVB(PL)344
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4445 Please provide the numbers of staff responsible for handling and overseeing short term tenancies (STTs), the personal emoluments, personnel related expenses and departmental expenses involved and their respective percentage shares in the total expenditure.

Please provide in table form the numbers of staff responsible for processing STT applications and overseeing STTs in various District Lands Offices.

As at 31 March 2016

Number of staff responsible for processing STT applications

Number of staff responsible for overseeing STTs

The whole territory

 

 

Eastern District

 

 

Wan Chai District

 

 

Central and Western District

 

 

Southern District

 

 

Kwun Tong District

 

 

Wong Tai Sin District

 

 

Kowloon City District

 

 

Sham Shui Po District

 

 

Yau Tsim Mong District

 

 

Sai Kung District

 

 

Sha Tin District

 

 

Tai Po District

 

 

North District

 

 

Yuen Long District

 

 

Tuen Mun District

 

 

Tsuen Wan District

 

 

Kwai Tsing District

 

 

Islands District

 

 



DEVB(PL)345
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4446 According to the Indicators of “temporary use of government land” under the performance measures in respect of land administration mentioned in paragraph 6 of Programme (1), it is planned that 29 hectares of land for short term tenancies (STTs) are to be let by tender in 2016-17. Please advise on the manpower for handling and approving the tender and their percentage share in the total manpower?

There are reports in the press from time to time on investigations into individual STTs and waivers issued by the Lands Department (Lands D), saying that the STTs and waivers confer the private rights for temporary use of government land or properties or change of land uses. For the sake of the public’s right to information, will Lands D consider publicising on its website all the STTs not let by tender that are pending approval and approved, and the waivers executed after approval?

DEVB(PL)346
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4447
(a)

Are short term tenancies (STTs) classified into different categories by District Lands Offices and are there different inspection frequencies accordingly? If yes, please provide the criteria of classification and suggested number of inspections.
 

(b)

Please inform this Committee of the number of staff conducting STT inspections broken down by the number of inspections of currently valid STTs.

Financial Year 2015-16

More than one inspection in a year

One inspection in a year

One inspection in 3 years

One inspection in 5 years

Random

Currently valid STTs

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

DEVB(PL)347
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4459 Regarding the staff establishment and operational expenses under Programme (1):

(1)

How many of the 2 956 employees are on the Directorate Pay Scale and what are their respective ranks?
 

(2)

In respect of salaries, allowances, job-related allowances and personnel related expenses, what is the amount spent on each item for the directorate staff and what are their respective percentages in the total expenses?
 

(3)

Please list the amount of departmental expenses and non-recurrent expenditure (if any) under this programme.
 

 

DEVB(PL)348
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4465 Among the indicators of the performance measures in respect of land administration in paragraph 6, 29 hectares of land for short term tenancies (STTs) for temporary use of government land are intended to be let by tender in 2016-17. Will the Lands Department prepare a “black list” based on the breaches previously committed by STT tenants in order to devise special conditions or reject their applications for new tenancies?

DEVB(PL)349
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4466 In the past five years (2010-11 to 2015-16), for small houses with removal of alienation restrictions (“ARs”) approved, what was the average time elapsed between the dates of issuance of Certificates of Compliance and removal of ARs approved?

DEVB(PL)350
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4467 According to the information list of private columbaria provided by the Development Bureau (https://www.devb.gov.hk/filemanager/en/content_756/Columbarium_List_20140618.pdf), many columbarium sites are government land let by short term tenancies (STTs) involving breach of tenancy conditions. Will the Lands Department provide the number of STT sites which are currently used for columbarium purpose and the total area of land involved?

DEVB(PL)351
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5703 Will the Government inform this Committee of the following:
 
(1)

What were the reasons for clearing squatter structures in the past five years? Please provide in table form (reference may be made to the following table and please indicate what “Others” refer to) the numbers of cases involving:

 

Unauthorised extension

Unauthorised transaction

Change of materials

Fire/Landslide

Others

2011

 

 

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2)

What is the estimated expenditure required for the clearance this year?

(3)

Many squatter residents living in the New Territories said that they were not familiar with the law and did not know they were not allowed to repair the squatter structures or raise the roofs without permission. But the structures need to be repaired or the roofs raised for heat insulation in order to improve the living conditions. In the end they were asked by the Squatter Control Unit to demolish their structures. With the clearance and resumption of the land, the residents were made homeless. Given that the residents are not familiar with the law and some alterations (e.g. raising the roofs for heat insulation) are justifiable, will the Government review the existing squatter policy, relax the restrictions or deal with the breaches leniently?
 

 

DEVB(PL)352
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5718 How many cases of unauthorised structures on private agricultural land did the Lands Department handle in the past three years? How many of these cases involved enforcement actions? How many involved removal of the structures by the owners as required? How many involved removal by the Government?

DEVB(PL)353
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3454 On survey and mapping issues, will the Government inform this Committee whether information such as Lot Index Plan, currently available for sale and access only in the Lands Department offices, will be digitised and developed into electronic resources to facilitate accessibility by the public? If yes, what are the details and the expenditure?

DEVB(PL)354
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3455 The Financial Secretary mentioned in the 2015-16 Budget Speech that “(I asked) all policy bureaux … to achieve more efficient use of resources through re-engineering and re-prioritising. I have also launched the “0-1-1” envelope savings programme to reduce operating expenditure by a total of two per cent over the next three financial years. Resources saved will be re-allocated for new services.” Please inform this Committee of the implementation of the “0-1-1” programme in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 by the Lands Department, and the details of the services affected/to be affected and the expenditures involved.

DEVB(PL)355
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4716 Regarding the implementation of the Pilot Scheme for Arbitration on Land Premium (the Pilot Scheme), please inform this Committee:

(1)

of the details of the land premium cases handled under the Pilot Scheme in 2015-16;
 

(2)

how effective is the Pilot Scheme in achieving its planned objectives?
 

 

DEVB(PL)356
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4730 Regarding the strengthening of land control and lease enforcement work, including enforcement against unauthorised structures on private agricultural land under this Programme, will the Government inform this Committee of the work expected to be carried out and the estimated expenditure and manpower in 2016-17?

DEVB(PL)357
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4731 Please inform this Committee of the area of land granted by way of short term tenancy by the Lands Department by 18 districts in 2013-16.

DEVB(PL)358
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4732 Please provide the number of cases and the area of land granted by way of short term tenancy for public carparking purpose in each of the last three years in each District Council district.

DEVB(PL)359
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3542
(1)

How many applications for land grant and building licence for small houses in the New Territories were received by the Lands Department (Lands D) in 2014 and 2015? How many of them were approved? How many of them involved proposed small house sites not within the villages of the applicants and how many involved sites not within the “Village Type Development” zone on statutory plans?
 

(2)

What is the number of backlog cases of applications for land grant or building licence for small houses in the New Territories? What is the estimated time required for clearing all the backlog cases?
 

(3)

What were the details of the lease enforcement actions taken by Lands D against breaches of lease conditions of small houses in the New Territories in 2014 and 2015, including the number of inspections conducted, the number of breaches identified, the number of advisory or warning letters issued and the number of cases involving re-entry of land in each of the two years?
 

(4)

How many cases of breaches have led to cancellation of rates exemption for small houses in the New Territories?
 

(5)

How many complaints about suspected unauthorised alienation or sale of small houses in the New Territories were received last year? How many of these complaints were substantiated and what follow-up actions have been taken by Lands D?
 

 

DEVB(PL)360
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3543
(1)

What were the time and resources spent by the Lands Department on inspecting unleased government land in 2015? How many complaints about suspected cases of unlawful occupation of government land were received? How many cases of unlawful occupation of unleased government land were identified? What was the area of land involved?
 

(2)

How many cases of unlawful occupation led to prosecutions in 2015? How many were convicted? Has all the unlawfully occupied land been reinstated? If not, why not?
 

(3)

How many cases of unlawful occupation of government land finally became lawful upon approval of the application submitted by the unlawful occupier to lease the land in 2015? What was the area of land involved?
 

 

DEVB(PL)361
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3544
(1)

How many cases of suspected unauthorised felling or damage of trees on government land and on private land were received by the Lands Department in 2015?
 

(2)

Of the above, how many were confirmed cases? In respect of private land, how many cases were confirmed to be in breach of the tree preservation clause under lease upon investigation, and what follow-up actions were taken by the Department?
 

 

DEVB(PL)362
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3545
(1)

Regarding the lease requirement to provide facilities and/or open space in private developments for public use, did the Lands Department (Lands D) receive any complaint about the relevant policy and its implementation or identify any breach of this lease requirement during inspections initiated last year? Please provide the number of the relevant cases, complaint details, the breaches confirmed after investigation and follow-up actions taken by Lands D. If prosecution was instituted, please provide the relevant details.
 

(2)

Did Lands D receive any requests for the Government to take back the management of the facilities and/or open space in private developments required for public use under lease in the past two years? If yes, please provide details of the relevant cases, the follow-up actions taken by Lands D and the progress of the actions.
 

 

DEVB(PL)363
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3546
(1)

How many complaints about residential and industrial premises in breach of specified user conditions were received by the Lands Department in 2015 and how many of them were substantiated? What follow-up/enforcement actions were taken?
 

(2)

How many of the warning letters issued have not been complied with so far and how many premises still have breaches that have not been rectified?
 

(3)

How many cases of breaches of user conditions in residential and industrial premises had actions taken against or encumbrances or attachment imposed because of failure to comply with orders in 2015?
 

 

DEVB(PL)364
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3547
(1)

Regarding the outsourcing of the management of roadside display of non-commercial publicity materials, will the Government provide by district the names of the consultants, the outsourcing fees and the contract periods?
 

(2)

What are the procedures or criteria for deciding which consultants to engage? What are the criteria for assessing the quality and standard of their service?
 

 

DEVB(PL)365
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3548
(1)

Given that a number of private recreational leases (PRLs) have expired and are held on a temporary basis, please provide details of the status of all the PRLs. Where agreements to hold over have been executed or the leases under hold-over arrangement have been renewed, please provide the dates of execution, the numbers and expiry dates of the leases;
 

(2)

When does the Government plan to renew PRLs that have expired and are being held over? Will more stringent terms be incorporated into the leases? Please provide details of the work;
 

(3)

In the past two years, how many PRL lessees were found and confirmed to have felled trees in breach of the land grant conditions? Please provide details of the locations and the follow-up actions.
 

 

DEVB(PL)366
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3549
(1)

How many private columbaria are still in operation notwithstanding that their operation are in breach of lease conditions or that they are unlawfully occupying government land?
 

(2)

How many complaints about suspected cases of unauthorised columbaria were received by the Lands Department in the previous year? Of these, how many have been handled and how many identified as confirmed cases of unauthorised columbaria?
 

(3)

How many inspections were conducted in the previous year? How many columbaria were found to be unauthorised during these self-initiated inspections?
 

(4)

How many lease enforcement, land control or legal actions were taken in the previous year to rectify the irregularities of the columbaria concerned? What are the relevant details?
 

(5)

Given the growing problem of unauthorised development of private columbaria, will the Government consider allocating additional resources for conducting inspections and taking lease enforcement actions? What are the details?
 

 

DEVB(PL)367
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3550
(1)

How many complaints about unauthorised extensions in squatter structures and licensed structures or their breach of land uses or referrals from other departments on these complaints in various districts were received by the Lands Department (Lands D) in the previous financial year? How many of these cases were completely processed, how many found to be in breach of regulations and how many issued with removal orders? How many of them involved repeated complaints?
 

(2)

How much was spent on inspections initiated by Lands D in the previous financial year? Among the squatter structures and licensed structures inspected, how many cases of unauthorised extensions were identified and how many were issued with removal orders?
 

(3)

How many removal orders have not been complied with upon expiry? Please provide the numbers of cases in which removal orders have yet to be complied with after they have expired for one to three years, four to six years, seven to nine years and ten years or above. What follow-up actions or land control actions have been taken against non-compliance with removal orders?
 

 

DEVB(PL)368
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3551 The Office of The Ombudsman published a direct investigation report on the management of permitted burial grounds last year. What are the details of the follow-up actions taken by the Lands Department on the criticisms and recommendations and the estimated expenditure?

DEVB(PL)369
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3552
(1)

How many currently valid short term tenancies (STTs) are there and what are the areas involved? How many of them have current uses different from the planning intentions?
 

(2)

How many of the valid STTs have been renewed for one to three years, four to six years, seven to nine years and ten years or above on a monthly or quarterly basis after the expiry of the original terms? What are the reasons for their continuous renewals over the years?
 

 

DEVB(PL)370
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3558 In response to the case where some indigenous New Territories residents were convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Government by selling the rights to build small houses in 2015, has the Lands Department taken any corresponding actions to follow up on the small house policy or the administrative procedures for building small houses in the New Territories, e.g. by studying ways to verify more accurately the declarations submitted by the indigenous residents? What are the work details and the estimated expenditure?

DEVB(PL)371
(PDF file)
3899 Regarding the case of Gig Lok Monastery (GLM) found to have unlawfully occupied government land for columbarium use since 2010, please provide details of the follow-up actions taken by the Lands Department last year:

(i)

How many site inspections were conducted?
 

(ii)

How many land control actions were taken and how many statutory orders issued? Have all the demolition orders expired? What are the details?
 

(iii)

Have all the statutory orders been complied with, for example, demolishing all the structures on government land? If not, what follow-up actions will the Government take? Will the unlawful occupier(s) be prosecuted?
 

(iv)

When is the unlawful occupation of government land by GLM expected to be completely rectified?
 

 

DEVB(PL)372
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3595 Over the past five years, how many small house applications has the Lands Department (Lands D) received? What are the numbers of backlog cases and cases being processed? On average, how long does it take for Lands D to process a small house application? What is the total area of land currently zoned “Village Type Development” and “village expansion area”, and what is the area that can be used for building small houses? What will be the estimated expenditure and manpower required for handling this task in 2016-17?

DEVB(PL)373
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3596 What were the expenditure and manpower involved in inspections to identify any unlawful occupation of government land in the past five years? How many cases of unlawful occupation of government land were identified during routine inspections by the Lands Department in the past five years and what was their percentage share in the total number of cases of unlawful occupation of government land? What will be the estimated expenditure and manpower required for this task in 2016-17?

DEVB(PL)374
(PDF file)
3597 What were the expenditure and manpower involved in inspections to identify any illegal excavation on private land leading to development in the past five years? How many cases of illegal excavation on private land leading to development were identified during routine inspections by the Lands Department in the past five years and what was their percentage share in the total number of cases of illegal excavation on private land leading to development? What will be the estimated expenditure and manpower required for this task in 2016-17?

DEVB(PL)375
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3598 How many cases were in breach of the requirements regarding New Territories exempted houses in the past five years? What will be the estimated expenditure and manpower required for handling such cases in 2016-17?

DEVB(PL)376
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3599 In last year’s Estimates, the estimated number of structures cleared in programmed squatter clearances or emergency clearances in 2015 was 2 019, while the actual indicator in this year’s Estimates is only 1 987; what are the reasons for the difference? Why is there a substantial decrease in the number of structures cleared in programmed squatter clearances or emergency clearances from 1 987 in 2015 to the estimated figure of 992 in 2016? What will be the estimated expenditure and manpower required for this task in 2016-17?

DEVB(PL)377
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3600 Over the past five years, how many applications for rebuilding small houses or squatter structures has the Lands Department (Lands D) received respectively? What are the numbers of backlog cases and cases being processed? On average, how long does it take for Lands D to process an application for rebuilding small houses or squatter structures? What will be the estimated expenditure and manpower required for handling this task in 2016-17?

DEVB(PL)378
(PDF file)
3601 How many disputes involving rural land were received by the Lands Department (Lands D) in the past five years? How long on average does it take for Lands D to resolve a rural land dispute? What will be the estimated expenditure and manpower required for this task in 2016-17?

DEVB(PL)379
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3602 What are the estimated expenditure and manpower for the research, planning and land resumption and clearance work for Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area Planning and Engineering Study, Tung Chung New Town Extension Study and North East New Territories New Development Areas Planning and Engineering Study in 2016-17?

DEVB(PL)380
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3604 What were the expenditure and manpower involved in investigations into the construction of unauthorised structures in small houses in the past five years? How many cases of unauthorised structures were identified during routine inspections by the Lands Department in the past five years and what was their percentage share in the total number of cases of unauthorised structures? What will be the estimated expenditure and manpower required for this task in 2016-17?

DEVB(PL)381
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3605 Will the Government provide a list of short term tenancies (STTs) granted in the past five years and planned to be granted in 2016-2017 with details including the specific location, site area, income generated and use of each STT?

DEVB(PL)382
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3606 Does the Government have any plan to review whether sites currently under short term tenancies can be rezoned to allow for long-term uses such as housing or community facilities? If yes, what will be the progress of the review and the expenditure involved?

DEVB(PL)383
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3607 How many applications for building small houses in the New Territories were received in the past five years? How many are being processed and how many have been approved? What was the area of land in “Village Type Development” zones involved? How many applications for building small houses in the New Territories are expected to be received, processed and approved in 2016-17? What is the expected area of land in “Village Type Development” zones involved?

DEVB(PL)384
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3608 Please provide details about the applications for land exchange received, processed and approved by the Government in the past five years and the expenditure involved.

DEVB(PL)385
(PDF file)
3609 Please provide details about the applications for revitalisation of industrial buildings received, processed and approved by the Government in the last five years and the expenditure involved.

DEVB(PL)386
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3701 It was reported in the press in January 2015 that the site granted to the Ma On Shan Promotion of Livelihood and Recreation Association by way of short term tenancy to operate a social enterprise café and a bicycle service point had been changed to fee-paying carparking purpose without authorisation. District Lands Office/Sha Tin (DLO/Sha Tin) confirmed that this was in breach of the tenancy agreement. We have learnt that the fee-paying carpark has still been in operation since a written warning was issued to the site tenant by DLO/Sha Tin. Will immediate action be considered to terminate the tenancy? If no, what are the reasons?

DEVB(PL)387
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3735 Regarding “maintaining man-made slopes on unallocated and unleased government land”, please provide the number of cases completed and the actual expenditure in the past five years.

DEVB(PL)388
(PDF file)
3736 Regarding “land clearance”, please provide the number of cases completed and the actual expenditure in the past five years.

DEVB(PL)389
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3737 Regarding “maintaining man-made slopes on unallocated and unleased government land”, please provide a breakdown by 18 districts of the number of cases completed and the actual expenditure in the past five years.

DEVB(PL)390
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3738 Regarding “land clearance”, please provide a breakdown by 18 districts of the number of cases completed and the actual expenditure in the past five years.

DEVB(PL)391
(PDF file)
5963 Please provide the numbers of staff members in various District Lands Offices directly or indirectly handling small house applications and the relevant staff expenditure in 2016-17(Estimates), 2015-16(Revised) and 2014-15(Actual).

DEVB(PL)392
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5964 Will the Government inform this Committee of:

(1)

the number of Certificates of Compliance for small houses issued by the Government, the number of cases in which removal of alienation restrictions (ARs) was approved, and the total amount of premium collected for the removal of ARs under different types of small house grant (namely building licence, land exchange, village expansion area scheme under private treaty grant and other private treaty grants) in each of the past four years in table form;
 

(2)

the identified breaches of the relevant clauses in small house grants as land leases leading to enforcement actions in the past four years.
 

 

DEVB(PL)393
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6386 Of all the agricultural land and land zoned “Agriculture” under Outline Zoning Plans, how much was left idle and how much was used for non-agricultural purposes (such as levelled for building houses, used for open storage, paved with concrete, used for dumping construction waste and filling of over 1.2 metres) in the past five years?

As at

Total area

(hectare)

Area of land left idle

(hectare)

Area of land used for non-agricultural purposes

Non-agricultural purposes

31.3.2011

 

 

 

 

31.3.2012

 

 

 

 

31.3.2013

 

 

 

 

31.3.2014

 

 

 

 

31.3.2015

 

 

 

 



DEVB(PL)394
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6394 How is government land let to the public by way of short term tenancy? Through what channel can the public have access to the List of Vacant Government Sites? Please attach the List of Vacant Government Sites to the reply.

DEVB(PL)395
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6395 How many inspections were initiated by the Government in each of the last five years to check whether the successful tenderers of the short term tenancies (STTs) granted had breached any lease conditions or not? How many breaches were found each year? Was any STT terminated accordingly; if yes, how many?

DEVB(PL)396
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6766 Please provide a breakdown of the total area of land covered by valid short term tenancies by district in the past five financial years.

As at

31 March 2012

31 March 2013

31 March 2014

31 March 2015

31 March 2016

Eastern District

 

 

 

 

 

Wan Chai District

 

 

 

 

 

Central and Western District

 

 

 

 

 

Southern District

 

 

 

 

 

Kwun Tong District

 

 

 

 

 

Wong Tai Sin District

 

 

 

 

 

Kowloon City District

 

 

 

 

 

Sham Shui Po District

 

 

 

 

 

Yau Tsim Mong District

 

 

 

 

 

Sai Kung District

 

 

 

 

 

Sha Tin District

 

 

 

 

 

Tai Po District

 

 

 

 

 

North District

 

 

 

 

 

Yuen Long District

 

 

 

 

 

Tuen Mun District

 

 

 

 

 

Tsuen Wan District

 

 

 

 

 

Kwai Tsing District

 

 

 

 

 

Islands District

 

 

 

 

 



DEVB(PL)397
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6767 Please provide the number of short term tenancies granted by the Government in different ways in the past five financial years.

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Open tender

 

 

 

 

 

Direct grant

 

 

 

 

 

Regularisation of unlawful occupation of government land

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion from government land licence/permit

 

 

 

 

 



DEVB(PL)398
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6768 Please provide the number of valid short term tenancies (STTs) as at 31 December 2015, and of which the respective number of STTs which have been renewed once, twice, thrice or more.

DEVB(PL)399
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6769 Please provide the following: (1) the total number of currently valid short term tenancies (STTs), (2) of which the number of STTs granted in various ways and the area of land covered.

2015-2016

All currently valid STTs

Open tender

Direct grant

Regularisation

of unlawful occupation of government land

Converted from government land licence/ permit

Number of STTs

 

 

 

 

 

Area of land covered

 

 

 

 

 



DEVB(PL)400
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6770
(1)

Please provide the number of currently valid short term tenancies (STTs) granted to non-profit-making organisations, the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL) and other parties by way of “direct grant” and the site area covered.

2015-16

“Direct grant” of sites to non-profit-making organisations

“Direct grant” of sites to MTRCL

“Direct grant” of sites to other parties

Number of STTs

 

 

 

Site area covered

 

 

 


 

(2)

Please provide the number of currently valid STTs granted to non-profit-making organisations by way of “direct grant” and the site area covered. How many of these STTs are charging only a “nominal rent”?
 

(3)

There have been occasional reports in the past which revealed that the uses of the STT sites granted to non-profit-making organisations were changed to profit-making purposes without permission. (1) At what interval do staff in various District Lands Offices inspect the STT sites granted to non-profit-making organisations; and (2) please provide the number of cases in which the tenancy terms were breached by non-profit-making organisations in the past five financial years.

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Number of cases in which the tenancy terms of the STTs were breached by non-profit-making organisations

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

DEVB(PL)401
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6771
(1)

Please provide (1) the numbers of valid short term tenancies (STTs) currently granted for private garden purpose and (2) the total area and geographical distribution of the land involved.

2015-2016

Number of valid STTs

Area of land

The whole territory

 

 

Eastern District

 

 

Wan Chai District

 

 

Central and Western District

 

 

Southern District

 

 

Kwun Tong District

 

 

Wong Tai Sin District

 

 

Kowloon City District

 

 

Sham Shui Po District

 

 

Yau Tsim Mong District

 

 

Sai Kung District

 

 

Sha Tin District

 

 

Tai Po District

 

 

North District

 

 

Yuen Long District

 

 

Tuen Mun District

 

 

Tsuen Wan District

 

 

Kwai Tsing District

 

 

Islands District

 

 



 

(2)

Please provide the numbers of valid STTs used as private gardens which have been renewed once, twice, thrice, four times or more respectively.

 

Valid STTs granted for private garden purpose

Renewed once

Renewed twice

Renewed thrice

Renewed four times or more

Number of STTs

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

DEVB(PL)402
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6772 Please provide:

(a)

the number of cases of unlawful occupation of government land identified during enforcement actions and the total area of land involved in the past five financial years; and
 

(b)

of which the number of cases where Short Term Tenancies (STTs) were granted to the occupiers by way of regularisation.

 

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Number of cases of unlawful occupation of government land identified during enforcement actions

 

 

 

 

 

Total area of land involved

 

 

 

 

 

Of which the number of cases where STTs were granted to the occupiers by way of regularisation

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

DEVB(PL)403
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6773 Please provide the area of land involved in the Rural Planning and Improvement Strategy/Village Improvement projects carried out by the Lands Department and the details of these projects in the past five years (2011-2015)?

DEVB(PL)404
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6910 Please advise this Committee on the numbers of small house applications and approved cases within the “Village Type Development” zone or the environs of a recognised village in the past five years.

DEVB(PL)405
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6911 Please advise this Committee on the numbers of small house applications and approved cases outside the “Village Type Development” zone or the environs of a recognised village in the past five years.

DEVB(PL)406
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6912 Please advise on the number of small houses in the territory and the estimated area of land occupied in the past five years.

DEVB(PL)407
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6913 Please advise on the number of indigenous households, the number of members of these households and the number of persons with small house rights in Hong Kong in the past five years.

DEVB(PL)408
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6914 Please advise on the numbers of small house applications pending and under processing in the past five years.

DEVB(PL)409
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6972 Regarding “maintaining man-made slopes on unallocated and unleased government land”, please provide the number of outstanding cases and the estimated expenditure.

DEVB(PL)410
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6973 Regarding “land clearance”, please provide the number of outstanding cases and the estimated expenditure.

DEVB(PL)411
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6974 Regarding “maintaining man-made slopes on unallocated and unleased government land”, please advise on the average time taken to handle these cases.

DEVB(PL)412
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6975 Regarding “land clearance”, please advise on the average time taken to handle these cases.

DEVB(PL)413
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6980 Please provide a breakdown by district (Hong Kong Island / Kowloon / New Territories West (Kwai Tsing, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun and Yuen Long) / New Territories East (Sha Tin, Tai Wai, Ma On Shan, Tai Po, Fanling, Sheung Shui and Tseung Kwan O) / Lantau Island / other outlying islands) of (i) the number of applications for rezoning land for Short Term Tenancy use; (ii) the original use of the land and the change applied for; (iii) the area of land involved; and (iv) the rentals in each of the past five years.

DEVB(PL)414
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6981 In the past five years, how many applications were made for change in land use that involved payment of premium? Please advise in detail of the original land use and the change in use applied for. Of these applications, how many were approved; how many were rejected; and how many are being processed? Please provide details of the amount of payment, plot ratio, site area and floor area involved in each approved application.

DEVB(PL)415
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6982 Regarding the New Development Areas in the North East New Territories, please advise this Committee on:

(1)

the revised provision for the freezing survey in the preceding financial year and the expenditure in the next financial year together with the staffing level involved;
 

(2)

the progress of the freezing survey and its completion date; and
 

(3)

the population and number of households captured in the freezing survey and their geographical distribution.
 

 

DEVB(PL)416
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7136 In the past five years, how many applications involving payment of premium were received from the MTR Corporation Limited? Please advise in detail of the original land use and the change in use applied for. Of these applications, how many were approved; how many were rejected; and how many are being processed? Please provide details of the amount of payment, plot ratio, site area and floor area involved in each approved application.

DEVB(PL)417
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7137 In the past five years, how many applications that involved payment of premium were received from the Urban Renewal Authority? Please advise in detail of the original use and the change in use applied for. Of these applications, how many were approved; how many were rejected; and how many are being processed? Please provide details of the amount of payment, plot ratio, site area and floor area involved in each approved application.

DEVB(PL)468
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7233
(1)

How many claims for “Tun Fu” allowance were received by the Government in 2014-15 and 2015-16? Please provide a breakdown of the claims by name of village, allowance granted and specific use related to the allowance according to the dates on which they were granted; and
 

(2)

How did the Government verify whether the expenditure items were cost-effective, including whether the impact of public works projects on the fung shui of the indigenous villages could be alleviated? What specific actions and procedures were taken for verification? If there was no verification, how did the Government ensure that the allowances would be well spent and rewarding?
 

 

DEVB(PL)469
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7126 How much was spent on fung shui compensation arising from public works projects in the past five years; and of which how much was spent on payments related to “Tun Fu”?

THB(H)068
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0998 What is the number of uncompleted residential developments with pre-sale consent given in each of the years from 2012 to 2015 and the number of flats involved in each of these developments, and what are their respective pre-sale periods? The Government anticipated that pre-sale consent will be given to 13 000 uncompleted flats in 2016. How is this projected figure worked out?

THB(H)069
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1315 The Lands Department will explore further ways to streamline the existing procedures in relation to its Consent Scheme and Programme (1):

-

What was achieved through such work in 2015-16, including what administrative procedures were streamlined, what benefits did the streamlined procedures bring to the Department, and how can they actually help to alleviate the pressure on staff?
 

-

Will there be any expected increase in resources and manpower in order to step up the work in 2016-17? If yes, what are the expenditure and number of staff involved in each grade?
 

 

THB(T)248
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7274 Please provide the manpower and expenditures respectively required for handling compensation claims in respect of railway projects, and undertaking land administration work required for the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL), the South Island Line (East) (SIL(E)), the Kwun Tong Line Extension (KTE) and the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) in the recent three years.

THB(T)249
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3603 In respect of railway projects completed and under construction, how many residents have been affected and how many claims have been made in the past five years? What are the expenditure and manpower involved for the Lands Department (LandsD) to undertake work on land resumption and clearance, creation of easements and rights of temporary occupation, granting and administration of short-term tenancies and land allocations required for the West Island Line (WIL), the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL), the South Island Line (East) [SIL(E)], the Kwun Tong Line Extension (KTE) and the Shatin to Central Link (SCL)? What will be the estimated expenditure and manpower required for handling this task in 2016-17?

     

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