Replies to written questions raised by Finance Committee Members in examining the Estimates of Expenditure 2019-20
 
Reply Serial No. Question Serial No. Question
DEVB(PL)148
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1361 Regarding the measures implemented to revitalise industrial buildings as mentioned under the Programme, please list the number of applications received, their floor areas and converted uses involved, as well as the number of applications approved and their floor areas involved, in the past three years.

 

DEVB(PL)149
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3177 Please provide the details including the brief description, estimated expenditure, objective and timetable in respect of each of the projects under the new round of revitalisation scheme for industrial buildings in 2019-20.
DEVB(PL)150
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2911
1.

In a paper submitted to the Legislative Council earlier, the Government set out the details of the North East New Territories Development Project in such respects as the private land required to be resumed, the government land required to be cleared and the relevant expenditure incurred by land resumption. Has the Government provided additional manpower for undertaking the land resumption work of the Project? If yes, please provide a breakdown by division/section and post.

 

2.

Please provide the estimated expenditure, area of land to be resumed and number of households involved in the following four stages of project implementation, with a breakdown by category as listed below:

 

Estimated expenditure
($ million)

Area of land to be resumed
(square metre)
Number of households involved
(about)

(1) The Development of Kwu Tung North New Development Area and Fanling North New Development Area – Advance Stage and First Stage

Private agricultural land

 

   

Private building land

 

   

Private properties

 

   

Crops (on private land)

 

   

Crops (on government land)

 

   

Compensation for squatter structures
(on private land)

 

   

Compensation for squatter structures
(on government land)

 

   

Urns (“Kam Taps”) and graves

 

   
Business undertakings (on private land)      
Business undertakings (on government land)      
Removal allowance (involving private land)      
Removal allowance (involving government land)      
Others and contingency provision      

 

Estimated expenditure
($ million)

Area of land to be resumed
(square metre)
Number of households involved
(about)

(2) Advance Site Formation and Engineering Infrastructure Works at Kwu Tung North New Development Area and Fanling North New Development Area (Road Works)

Private agricultural land

 

   

Private building land

 

   

Private properties

 

   

Crops (on private land)

 

   

Crops (on government land)

 

   

Compensation for squatter structures
(on private land)

 

   

Compensation for squatter structures
(on government land)

 

Urns (“Kam Taps”) and graves

 

   
Business undertakings (on private land)      
Business undertakings (on government land)      
Removal allowance (involving private land)      
Removal allowance (involving government land)      
Others and contingency provision      

 

Estimated expenditure
($ million)

Area of land to be resumed
(square metre)
Number of households involved
(about)

(3) First Stage of Site Formation and Engineering Infrastructure at Kwu Tung North New Development Area and Fanling North New Development Area (Road Works)

Private agricultural land

 

   

Private building land

 

   

Private properties

 

   

Crops (on private land)

 

   

Crops (on government land)

 

   

Compensation for squatter structures
(on private land)

 

   

Compensation for squatter structures
(on government land)

 

   

Urns (“Kam Taps”) and graves

 

   
Business undertakings (on private land)      
Business undertakings (on government land)      
Removal allowance (involving private land)      
Removal allowance (involving government land)      
Others and contingency provision      

 

Estimated expenditure
($ million)

Area of land to be resumed
(square metre)
Number of households involved
(about)

(4) Advance Site Formation and Engineering Infrastructure Works at Kwu Tung North New Development Area and Fanling North New Development Area (Sewerage Works)

Private agricultural land

 

   

Private building land

 

   

Private properties

 

   

Crops (on private land)

 

   

Crops (on government land)

 

   

Compensation for squatter structures
(on private land)

 

   

Compensation for squatter structures
(on government land)

 

   

Urns (“Kam Taps”) and graves

 

   
Business undertakings (on private land)      
Business undertakings (on government land)      
Removal allowance (involving private land)      
Removal allowance (involving government land)      
Others and contingency provision      

 

3.

Please advise on the levels of land compensation values (Hong Kong Dollars per square feet) in respect of the private agricultural land and private building land to be resumed in the above development projects.

 



DEVB(PL)151
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2916 Regarding its work in relation to the Code on Access to Information, will the Administration advise this Committee on the following:

1)

concerning the requests for information under the Code on Access to Information received by the Lands Department and its District Lands Offices for which only some of the required information was provided, please state in table form: (i) the content of the requests for which only some of the required information was provided; (ii) the reasons for providing some of the information only; and (iii) how the requests were eventually handled.

Year

(i) Content of the requests for which only some of the required information was provided

(ii) Reasons for providing some of the information only

(iii) How the requests were eventually handled

 

 

 

 

2)

concerning the requests for information under the Code on Access to Information received by the Lands Department and its District Lands Offices for which the required information was not provided, please state in table form: (i) the content of the requests refused; (ii) the reasons for refusal; and (iii) how the requests were eventually handled.

Year

(i) Content of the requests refused

(ii) Reasons for refusal

(iii) How the requests were eventually handled

 

 

 

 

DEVB(PL)152
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2925 There are a total of 27 sites currently held by private sports clubs under the Private Recreational Lease (“PRL”) policy. In this connection, please inform this Committee of the following in table form:

Name of lease holder

 
 

Location/Lot  

 

Number of club members  

 
 

Date on which the PRL was first granted  

 
 

Date of previous renewal  

 
 

Site area  

 
 

Expiry date of existing PRL/“holding over” letter

 
 

 

DEVB(PL)153
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0534 Regarding villagers who have been residing in such areas as Kwu Tung North and Long Valley that are to be developed into New Development Areas, what are the Government’s staff establishment and estimates involved in compiling statistics on the village households and conducting freezing surveys in these areas? What will be the improvement initiatives in this regard this year?

 

DEVB(PL)154
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3089 Please provide the following in table form:

1.

Names of works projects carried out on land acquired within village environs (VEs) not zoned for “Village Type Development”, areas of land acquired within VEs for respective works projects, amounts of compensation payment and details of other measures (if any) in the past ten years.
 

2.

Names of works projects carried out on land acquired within VEs, areas of land acquired within VEs for respective works projects, amounts of compensation payment and details of other measures (if any) in the past ten years.
 

3.

Names of villages in the New Territories with modified VEs, resultant increase and decrease in area and the reasons for that in the past ten years.
 

4.

Names of works projects to be carried out on land acquired within VEs not zoned for “Village Type Development”, areas of land to be acquired within VEs for respective works projects, amounts of compensation to be paid and details of other measures (if any) in the coming five years.
 

5.

Names of works projects to be carried out on land acquired within VEs, areas of land to be acquired within VEs for respective works projects, amounts of compensation to be paid and details of other measures (if any) in the coming five years.
 

 

DEVB(PL)155
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3090 Please set out the following:

1.

The number of applications for agricultural resite, the number of successful applications, the area of land involved, and the amount of rehabilitation allowance payable to farmers arising from land acquisition for each and every public works project (including but not confined to Express Rail Link, Liantang Boundary Control Point, etc.) in the past ten years;
 

2.

The number of farms and farmers affected, the area of agricultural land and active agricultural land involved, and the amount of crop compensation arising from land acquisition for each and every public works project (including but not confined to Express Rail Link, Liantang Boundary Control Point, etc.) and large-scale development projects (including but not confined to North East New Territories, Yuen Long South, Kam Tin South, New Territories North, Hung Shui Kiu), and 2030+, etc. in the past ten years.
 

 

DEVB(PL)156
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3093 Regarding matters on the supply of recycling sites, relocation of recycling workshops, etc., would the Government please advise on the following:

1.

Please provide in table form the total number of recyclers affected by various development schemes (including but not limited to the North East New Territories, Hung Shui Kiu, Yuen Long South and the New Territories North), the numbers of recyclers handling different materials (including but not limited to waste paper, plastic, metal, electronic waste and glass) and the respective areas of their recycling workshops.
 

2.

Please provide the number and areas of recycling workshops that had to be relocated because of the implementation of various public works in the past ten years, and explain how the Government has assisted the recycling industry in re-establishing its business.
 

3.

Please provide in table form the areas, locations, current tenants, types of designated materials to be recycled and terms of tenancies for the sites leased to recyclers.
 

 

DEVB(PL)157
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3096
(1)

Please provide the number and details of the cases in which the Lands Department (LandsD) invoked the Lands Resumption Ordinance as well as the expenditure involved in each of the past five years.
 

(2)

Please provide the respective project names, site areas, original land uses, original numbers of land/property interests, as well as amounts of compensation and costs of clearance arising from land resumption under the item of land acquisition for Public Works Programme projects in the past five years.
 

(3)

Please provide the respective project names, site areas, original land uses, original numbers of land/property interests, as well as amounts of compensation and costs of clearance arising from land resumption under the item of land acquisition for railway development projects in the past five years.
 

(4)

Please provide the respective project names, site areas, original land uses and original numbers of land/property interests arising from land resumption under the item of land acquisition for urban renewal projects in the past five years.
 

(5)

Please provide the respective project names, site areas, original land uses, original numbers of land/property interests, as well as amounts of compensation and costs of clearance arising from land resumption under the item of land acquisition for Rural Planning and Improvement Strategy/Village Improvement in the past five years.
 

(6)

Please state which section of LandsD is responsible for carrying out the land acquisition work mentioned above. What are the staff establishment, total working hours and expenditure involved in this respect?

 

DEVB(PL)158
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2842 The Government will implement a funding scheme to support gainful uses of vacant government sites and school premises by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for non-profit-making community purposes. Please inform this Committee of the following:

a.

Information in table form on vacant government sites or school premises leased to NGOs through short-term tenancies (STTs) in the past three years, including:
 

  (i) name of NGO;
  (ii) location of the leased site or school premises;
  (iii) use of the leased site or school premises by NGO;
  (iv) tenancy term.
     
b.

Information in table form on applications submitted by NGOs for leasing vacant government sites or school premises through STTs in 2018-19 and 2019-20, including:
 

  (i) name of NGO;
  (ii) location of the leased site or school premises;
  (iii) use of the leased site or school premises by NGO;
  (iv) tenancy term.
  (v) expenditure on restoration works projected by NGO
   

 

DEVB(PL)159
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2859 In 2018, the Town Planning Board approved the application for rezoning of a site at Ma Wo, Tai Po from “Green Belt” to “Residential”. Please advise this Committee of the expected time when the Government will proceed with development of the site, and the expected dates for commencement and completion of works.

 

DEVB(PL)160
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1169 Regarding matters on squatter structures and agricultural structures, please advise this Committee of:

(a)

The number of surveyed squatter structures on agricultural land across the territory, with a tabulated breakdown by District Council district.
 

(b)

The respective numbers of applications for repairing surveyed squatter structures on agricultural land received, approved and refused by the Government in each of the past three years (2016-17 to 2018-19); if there were refused applications, the reasons for that.
 

(c)

The respective numbers of applications for issuance of Letter of Approval for Agricultural Structures received, approved and refused by the Lands Department in each of the past three years (2016-17 to 2018-19); if there were refused applications, the reasons for that. Are there any other means currently available for farmers to apply for erecting agricultural structures?
 

(d)

The average and longest time taken to process applications in the past three years (2016-17 to 2018-19); and the reasons for that.
 

 

DEVB(PL)161
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3227 It is mentioned in the Budget that eight government properties are intended for disposal in this financial year. Regarding the disposal of government properties in the past two years and in this financial year, please inform this Committee of such details as: (1) address, (2) area, and (3) use of property.

 

DEVB(PL)162
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2607 Regarding the Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area (HSK NDA), please inform this Committee of the following:

1.

The total expenditure on land resumption and the compensation rate for resumption of each piece of land on a demarcation district (DD) lot.
 

2.

The Government’s loss of economic benefits resulting from land exchange and the compensation rate for each piece of land on a DD lot resumed for development.
 

3.

Will the Government consider resuming all the land within the HSK NDA so as to facilitate comprehensive planning? What are the estimated compensation expenditure required for the land resumption? If no, please state the reasons.
 

 

DEVB(PL)163
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2610
(1)

How many applications for small houses were approved in each of the past five years? Among these applications, how many involved government land? What were the respective areas of private land and government land involved?
 

(2)

Of the above, how many applications in a single submission involved more than five small houses in an adjoining location (within 20 metres)?
 

 

DEVB(PL)164
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2611 Under the existing Small House Policy, land suitable for building small houses is generally confined to areas within Village Environs (VE).


(i)

If the proposed small house site lies outside a VE but within a “Village Type Development” zone (“V” zone), provided that the “V” zone concerned overlaps with the VE, consideration may also be given to such an application.
 

(ii)

As regards sites within a VE but outside a “V” zone, it depends on the requirements governing the land use zone on which the proposed small house site lies. In this connection, will the Government inform this Committee:

1.

How many small house applications falling under category (i) were received by the Government in the past five years? Please list, by district, the figures on applications received as at the end of the year. Among these applications, how many were approved, rejected or being processed?
 

 

DEVB(PL)165
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2612
1.

Of the 642 recognised villages, how many villages have had their “village environs” (“VE”) boundaries drawn up? Up to the present, what is the total area of VE with VE boundaries drawn up?
 

2.

Up to the present, what is the number of recognised villages for which VE boundaries have not been drawn up? Why have VE boundaries not yet been drawn up? Is there a timetable in place for drawing up VE boundaries? Please list in table form the districts and names of the recognised villages for which VE boundaries have not been drawn up.
 

3.

If upon receipt of applications for construction of small houses in recognised villages for which VE boundaries have not been drawn up, how will they be handled so as to be in line with the policy of “land suitable for building small houses is generally confined to areas within VE”?
 

 

DEVB(PL)166
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2635 Regarding “short-term tenancies (STTs) issued by the Lands Department to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for the lease of vacant sites”, would the Government please provide the following information:

1.

The number of applications for leasing vacant government sites available for greening or Government/Institution/Community uses, the number of approved applications and the area of the sites involved in the past two years.
 

2.

Further to (1) above, the number of approved applications, the area of the sites involved and the average lease term with a breakdown by District Council (DC) district; as well as the number of unsuccessful/rejected applications and their geographical distribution.
 

3.

Are there any plans to review the existing conditions of STTs issued to NGOs? Will there be any increase in manpower and expenditure for handling these STT applications so as to cope with the greater number of applications for leasing vacant sites arising from the implementation of the “funding scheme to subsidise the use of vacant government sites and school premises” as mentioned in the Estimates, and what are the details?
 

4.

Of the 1 626 vacant government sites in 2018-19, please set out their geographical distribution, specific locations and respective areas with a breakdown by DC district and land use; and the number and distribution of these vacant government sites available for greening/Institution/Community uses.
 

 

DEVB(PL)167
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0270 Will the Lands Department inform this Committee of the following:

1)

the rank of the officials who make final decisions on the actual processes for land disposal and lease modifications/land exchanges at present, and the Department’s measures to streamline such processes as mentioned in the Estimates;
 

2)

in connection with “continue to implement and keep under review the extended Pilot Scheme for Arbitration on Land Premium (“Pilot Scheme”) to facilitate agreement on land premium” as mentioned by the Department, the number of cases with agreements reached since the implementation of the Pilot Scheme, the extent to which the approval processes have been expedited under the Pilot Scheme, and the indicators to be adopted for evaluating the effectiveness of the Pilot Scheme.
 

 

DEVB(PL)168
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1412 Please provide information in the tables below.

A)

The details of government sites disposed of for residential developments which have been issued with occupation permits in the past seven years.

20XX-XX
Disposal date Lot -
Location
Name of building
(Use)
Maximum gross
floor area (GFA) (Maximum residential GFA)[Maximum non-residentia l GFA]
Actual floor area upon completion
(“Exempted GFA”,
“Disregarded GFA”
and “Bonus GFA”)
Actual number of units [from Class A to E]

Issue date of occupation permit (Approval date of building plan)
[Issue date of Certificate of Compliance]

Other restrictions under Conditions of Sale

 

         

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

B)

The details of government sites disposed of for residential developments which have not been issued with occupation permits in the past seven years.

20XX-XX
Disposal date Lot -
Location
Use Maximum GFA (Maximum residential GFA) [Maximum non-residential GFA] Estimated number of units (Estimated number of residential units)[Expiry date of building covenant] Current progress at site
(Approval date of building plan)
[Issue date of pre-sale consent]
Other restrictions under Conditions of Sale

 

         

 

 

       

 

 

 

C)

It is noted from Question Serial No. 0900 of last year that a number of government residential sites disposed of some years ago have yet to commence construction at the sites, while some of the developments’ building covenant period will soon expire. Please provide the number of developments granted with approval for extension of the building covenant period in the past five years, their justifications for the extension and the factors considered by the Department in vetting their applications.

 

 

DEVB(PL)169
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1437
A)

Please provide information on the sites, buildings or units in buildings currently managed and maintained by the Lands Department with a breakdown by District Council district:
  Left vacant for
less than two years
Left vacant for
two years or more
  Number Total area Cost of management Number Total area Cost of management
Sites
By District Council district            
Buildings
By District Council district            
Units in Buildings
By District Council district            


 

B)

Regarding the repair orders issued for the above government properties, will the Government inform this Committee of the details about the repair works, such as the amount of payment and number of working days involved?
 

 

DEVB(PL)170
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1438 Currently on GeoInfo Map and MyMapHK, the planning information set out on the Statutory Planning Portal has yet to be integrated, while the plans of various public works projects are not available either. Will the Lands Department proceed with the integration of maps and works project plans from different departments into its web map services?

 

DEVB(PL)171
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0783 In 2018, the Lands Department (LandsD) cleared 10 724 sites involving unlawful occupation of government land, handled 1 824 cases involving breaches of lease conditions, and took control actions against 182 unauthorised squatters in breaches of squatter control policy. In this connection, will the Government inform this Committee of the following:

1.

Please provide a breakdown of those 10 724 sites by District Lands Office and nature of unlawful occupation.
 

2.

Please provide a breakdown of those 1 824 cases involving breaches of lease conditions by type of lease breaches.
 

3.

In general, LandsD will take control actions against cases involving breaches of lease conditions, such as issuing warning letters to owners, imposing encumbrances, re-entry or vesting of properties. Please provide a breakdown of those 1 824 cases of lease breaches by type of control action mentioned above.
 

4.

The Government has taken control actions against 182 unauthorised squatters in breaches of squatter control policy. Please list the control actions by nature. Have all the 182 unauthorised squatters been demolished?
 

5.

What are the resources and manpower estimated to be deployed in the coming year for combating unlawful occupation of government land, breaches of lease conditions, and unauthorised squatters in breaches of squatter control policy?
 

 

DEVB(PL)172
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0784
1.

The Government processed 476 cases of village house rebuilding in 2018, which was nearly 18% less than the 579 cases in 2017. What are the reasons?
 

2.

What are the resources and manpower to be deployed in the coming year for processing applications for village house rebuilding?
 

3.

Has the Government devised any performance indicators for processing applications for village house rebuilding, such as the time frame for replying to applicants upon receipt of applications and the time required for processing?
 

 

DEVB(PL)173
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0785 In 2019-20, the Lands Department will continue to enhance MyMapHK and VoiceMapHK mobile map apps to facilitate access by the public and the visually impaired. In this connection, will the Government inform this Committee of the following:

1.

of the two smartphone apps, a breakdown of the expenditure involved and the staff establishment for operation over the past three years, and a breakdown of the estimated expenditure to be incurred in 2019-20; and
 

2.

of the two smartphone apps, the cumulative number of downloads so far, as well as the average number of daily users.
 

 

DEVB(PL)174
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1840 According to the Lands Department, the significant increase of land planned to be resumed in 2019 over the 2018 (actual) is attributable to the implementation programme of a number of large scale public projects in 2019 involving resumption of about 76.3 hectares (ha) of private land.

Please provide information about these large scale public projects and the land involved (ha).

 

DEVB(PL)175
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1841
(1)

Please provide the number of cases handled by the Lands Department in respect of land management, and squatter control and clearance in 2018 with a breakdown by 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 was estimated that 1 599 structures would be cleared in programmed development clearances and emergency clearances (excluding surveyed structures cleared on grounds of slope safety) in 2018, but the actual number of structures cleared was 213. What are the reasons for that? If that involves any deferred clearance exercises for major projects, please provide detailed information.
 

(3)

It is estimated that 1 487 structures will be cleared in programmed development clearances and emergency clearances (excluding surveyed structures cleared on grounds of slope safety) in 2019. Are there any clearance exercises for major projects involved?
 

(4)

How many lease enforcement cases were handled by the Department in the past three years? Of which, what were the numbers of cases resulting in “imposition of an encumbrance” and re-entry or vesting action taken by the Department?
 

 

DEVB(PL)176
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0231 Regarding the disposal of government properties, the Government estimated that 12 would be disposed of in 2018-19 while the actual number of properties disposed in that year was five. What are the reasons for the shortfall in property disposal? What are the improvement measures to address the shortfall? As for the eight government properties intended for disposal in 2019-20, please list their geographical distribution.

 

DEVB(PL)177
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2587 Regarding the new round of revitalisation scheme for industrial buildings, will the Government inform this Committee of the following:

(1)

a detailed timetable of the scheme;
 

(2)

criteria for assessing applications; and
 

(3)

details of the previous round of the scheme, including (a) number of applications received, (b) number of applications approved, (c) addresses of industrial buildings undergone conversion, and (d) change of use within such buildings.
 

 

DEVB(PL)178
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0638 It is mentioned in the Budget that 78.05 hectares of land are to be resumed for Public Works Programme projects in this financial year. Please inform this Committee by setting out the details of the land to be resumed for the projects in table form, including (i) project name, (ii) location, (iii) area, (iv) estimated expenditure on land resumption, and (v) expected completion year of development.

 

DEVB(PL)179
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1911 Regarding “oversee the implementation of a package of new measures to facilitate revitalisation of industrial buildings” under the Programme, would the Government please set out the following:

1.

the number of applications approved under the revitalisation measures previously introduced between 2010 and 2016; the new uses and areas made available by the revitalisation projects with a breakdown by category of development;
 

2.

the details and implementation timetable of the new measures to facilitate revitalisation of industrial buildings; and
 

3.

having regard to the undesirable impacts of the previous round of revitalisation measures, such as rent hikes of industrial buildings, speculative trading of industrial units, and forced eviction of original business undertakings due to conversion of buildings initiated by owners, in what ways will the new measures introduced by the Government prevent such problems from recurring.
 

 

DEVB(PL)180
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3211 It is mentioned in the Budget that there are 1 550 vacant sites managed by the Lands Department covering 300 hectares of land in this financial year. Please inform this Committee of the (1) number and (2) area of these vacant sites in each district.

 

DEVB(PL)181
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1465 In “Matters Requiring Special Attention in 2019-20”, the Administration states that the Department will continue to facilitate and expedite land supply for housing and other developments through streamlining processes and expediting procedures for land disposal and lease modifications/land exchanges. In this connection, will the Administration inform this Council the targets and latest development in streamlining processes and expediting procedures for land disposal and lease modifications/land exchanges. Please provide in details the time and procedures that have been reduced for land disposal and lease modifications/land exchanges over the last 12 months as well as the number of land sites that have been benefited by the Department's streamlined processes and procedures.

 

DEVB(PL)182
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2891 It is mentioned in paragraph 139 of the Budget (Speech) that “In last year’s Budget, I set aside $1 billion to support non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in using vacant government sites and restoring school premises for various short-term uses that are beneficial to the community.” In this regard, please provide the following information:

1.

The number of idle government sites in the territory that are currently available for letting through short-term tenancies (STTs) and applying for institution or community use as at the end of this year;
 

2.

Further to (1) above, please list the distribution and land information of those idle government sites with a breakdown by district.
 

3.

Regarding the numerous existing idle government sites that have yet to be formed and thus not readily usable by members of the public or organisations, has the Government earmarked a provision for land formation by NGOs on their successful applications for sites through STTs? What is the ceiling of funding available for application for carrying out site formation of each site?
 

 

DEVB(PL)183
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2804 In connection with the supply of residential units and sites for residential development in Hong Kong, would the Government please inform this Committee of the following:

Please list the area, the development plot ratio and the expected number of residential units to be provided regarding each of the government sites disposed of through the Land Sale Programme by the Government for private housing and other development purposes, and the total area of sites disposed of in each of the past five years.

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Lot          
Site disposed of
for private
housing
development
Number          
Area (in hectares)          
Development plot ratio          
Expected number of
residential units to be
provided
         
Total number of sites disposed
of during the relevant
financial year
         
Total area of sites disposed of
during the relevant financial
year (in hectares)
         

Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Lot          
Site disposed of
for other
developments
(i.e. including
commercial/
business/hotel/
industrial
development)
other than
private housing
development
Number          
Area (in hectares)          
Total number of sites disposed
of during the relevant
financial year
         
Total area of sites disposed of
during the relevant financial
year (in hectares)
         

 

DEVB(PL)184
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2811 According to the Controlling Officer’s Report, “small houses (cases processed)” is one of the “targets” under the key performance measures in respect of land administration duties carried out by the Lands Department. In 2019, the Department plans to process 2 300 small house applications. In this connection, will the Government inform this Committee of the following:

(1)

for each of the past ten years, (i) the target caseload, and (ii) the actual caseload;
 

(2)

the justifications for setting the target of processing 2 300 small house applications this year; and
 

(3)

the Department’s staff establishment and expenditure involved in processing small house applications.
 

 

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0586 Please list the following:

(1)

the number of temporary sites currently managed by the Lands Department (LandsD) but not yet let by way of short-term tenancy (STT), their areas, uses and current uses;
 

(2)

the total number and total area of sites let by way of STT by LandsD in the past five years; a breakdown of the sites let by way of STT by LandsD by area (≦200, 201-400, 401-600, 601-800, 801-1 000, 1 001-2 000, 2 001-4 000, 4 001-6 000, 6 001-8 000, 8 001-10 000 and ≧10 001 square metres) and by 18 districts in the past five years;
 

(3)

the number of temporary land allocation granted by LandsD to government departments and the use of each site in the past five years;
 

(4)

a breakdown of the properties managed by LandsD by use of building in the past five years;
 

(5)

all the sites granted by way of private treaty, their areas and uses in the past two years;
 

(6)

the total number of newly-built private residential units in the past six years; a breakdown of the number of newly-built private residential units by saleable area (smaller than 10, 15, 20, 30 and 50 square metres) and their percentage share in the total number of newly-built private residential units in the past six years;
 

(7)

the size of government land reserves in the past five years; and
 

 

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1200 In connection with the Lands Department’s initiative to “acquire private land and clear land required for the implementation of public works projects or other approved schemes”, what are the manpower and expenditure involved in 2018-19 and to be incurred in 2019-20? Of which, what are the manpower and expenditure deployed for the North East New Territories New Development Areas Project (including the Kwu Tung North and Fanling North New Development Areas)?

 

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0866 It is mentioned under the Programme that the Lands Department (LandsD) will continue to take enforcement actions against lease breaches in industrial buildings. Please inform this Committee of the following:

1)

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

2)

What was the number of cases involving the provision of residential or subdivided flats in industrial units in breach of lease conditions against which LandsD took land control actions? How many households were affected in these actions? Please provide a breakdown by DLO in each of the past three years.
 

 

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0867 Regarding matters relevant to private recreational leases (PRLs), please inform this Committee of the following:

1)

In the past three years, of the complaints about alleged lease breaches or failure to enforce lease conditions by PRL lessees received each year, how many of them were confirmed with lease breaches? Did the Lands Department hold the lessees concerned responsible for their lease breaches? If yes, what are the details of each case? If no, what are the reasons?
 

2)

In the past three years, how many inspections were conducted in respect of PRLs each year? What were the expenditure and manpower involved?
 

 

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0868 Please inform this Committee of the following:

1)

The respective numbers of applications for repairing surveyed squatter structures on agricultural land received, approved and refused by the Government in each of the past three years, and the reasons for refusal;
 

2)

The respective numbers of applications for issuance of Letter of Approval received, approved and refused by the Lands Department in each of the past three years, and the reasons for refusal.
 

 

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0869 The 10-year forecast for small house demand is provided by the Village Representatives of individual villages and collated by District Lands Offices of the Lands Department. Based on the forecast, the Planning Department will assess the demand for land zoned as “Village Type Development”, as well as vet and approve statutory plans. Please provide, with a breakdown of recognised villages by the List of Recognised Villages under the New Territories Small House Policy, the 10-year forecast for small house demand given by the Village Representative(s) of each recognised village as at 1 March 2019.

 

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0870 There have been cases involving conflict of interest on the part of former officers (such as Land Executives, Estate Surveyors, etc) of the Lands Department (LandsD), who assisted or even took part in illegal development of small houses (selling “ding” rights). In this connection, will the Government inform this Committee of the following:

(1)

What were the numbers of complaints about conflict of interest or breach of declaration procedures in which directorate officers and approving officers (e.g. those responsible for processing small house applications) at various levels of LandsD were involved, and the numbers of substantiated complaints, in each of the past three years?
 

(2)

Is it a requirement to declare to LandsD if serving officers of all levels or their immediate family members need to apply for the construction of small houses or the removal of alienation restrictions (ARs)?
 

(3)

How does the existing mechanism prevent potential conflict of interest if an applicant for the construction of a small house or the removal of ARs is a former officer of LandsD?
 

 

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0871 Regarding small house applications and their control, please advise this Committee of the following:

(1)

The number of cases to which approval was given for removing the alienation restrictions (ARs) in each of the past five years (2014 to 2018);
 

(2)

The numbers of complaints received about the illegal development of small houses (including the selling of “ding” rights) and the follow-up actions taken by the Department in the past three years.
 

 

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2707 Regarding matters related to the revitalisation scheme of industrial buildings under the Programme, please advise this Committee of the following:

1)

details of the 124 applications for wholesale conversion and redevelopment of aged industrial buildings approved since the implementation of the scheme, including i) lot number, ii) address, iii) amount of waiver fees, iv) use of building after redevelopment/conversion works, v) floor area before redevelopment/conversion works, and vi) floor area after redevelopment/ conversion works of each project, to be listed in the table below;

 i  ii  iii  iv  v  vi
           


 

2)

the number of applications under processing, set out by 18 districts; and
 

3)

as proposed in the Policy Address that a new condition, under which applicants should designate 10% of the floor area for specific uses as prescribed by the Government upon completion of such redevelopment/conversion works, will be incorporated into the scheme – whether such uses will include provision of social welfare facilities (e.g. day care centres) or district medical facilities (e.g. elderly health centres).
 

 

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2712 Please inform this Committee of the following:

1)

What were the numbers of applications for change in land use that involved payment of premium in the past three years? What were the respective numbers of cases approved, rejected and being processed?
 

2)

Please provide information on the sites mentioned above with a breakdown by i) lot; ii) original land use; iii) change in land use applied for; iv) site area and v) amount of premium payment involved.
 

 

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2713 Please inform this Committee of the land information on cases of private treaty grant renewed in the past three years (from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018), including the lot numbers, the site areas involved, the permitted uses as stipulated in the land leases, the government rents payable in 2018-19 of these sites and the expiry dates of the land leases.

 

DEVB(PL)196
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1030 Regarding the measures under the new round of revitalisation scheme for industrial buildings, will the Government inform this Committee of the following:

(a)

The area of industrial buildings expected to be involved in the scheme;
 

(b)

The estimated expenditure on the scheme in 2019-20.
 

 

DEVB(PL)197
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1063 Regarding the 38 hectares of sites intended for issuing short-term tenancies to non-government entities in 2019-20, what is the estimated area of land to be used for carparks, container vehicle parking, storage and cargo handling, and what is the tenure of such tenancies on average?

 

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1502 In 2019-20, the Government will continue to facilitate the revitalisation of industrial buildings. In this connection, would the Government please inform this Committee of the details about the revitalisation scheme of industrial buildings in the past three years:

1.

How many buildings have been approved for revitalisation? What will be the floor area available on completion of revitalisation works? What will be the uses of the buildings after conversion?
 

2.

How many buildings have been approved for demolition and redevelopment? What will be the floor area available on completion of revitalisation works? What will be the uses of the buildings after conversion?
 

 

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2065 Regarding the development projects of the North East New Territories New Development Areas, what are the resources and manpower earmarked by the Lands Department (LandsD) in 2019-20 for the preparatory work on resumption and clearance of land respectively? What preparation work will be carried out by LandsD? What are the details and implementation timetable of the work?

 

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4751 Regarding “Matters Requiring Special Attention in 2019-20” under this Programme, the Government states that it will contract out to private firms the processing of applications for approval of Deeds of Mutual Covenant (DMCs), title checking and related legal work for payment of compensation for land resumption. Will the Government inform this Committee of the reasons for contracting out to private firms the processing of applications for approval of DMCs, title checking and related legal work for payment of compensation for land resumption? What will be the annual operational expenses for contracting out the above tasks in 2019-20? What is the estimated number of law firms to be engaged for performing the above tasks in 2019-20?

 

DEVB(PL)312
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5190 Will the Government inform this Committee of the reasons for an increase of $51.1 million in the estimated expenditure on “hire of services and professional fees” in 2019-20 as compared with 2018-19?

 

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5191 Will the Government inform this Committee of the following:

(1)

locations, areas, names of tenants and terms of lease in respect of short-term tenancies (STTs) granted by tender to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in 2018-19;
 

(2)

locations, areas, names of tenants and terms of lease in respect of STTs by way of direct grant to NGOs in 2018-19;
 

(3)

locations and names of applicants concerning cases of lease modification in 2018-19;
 

(4)

locations and names of applicants concerning cases of land exchange in 2018-19; and
 

(5)

locations and names of applicants concerning cases of lot extension in 2018-19.
 

 

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4312
(1)

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

(2)

What were the resources spent on inspections initiated by LandsD in the previous financial year? Among the squatter structures and licensed structures inspected, how many cases of unauthorised extensions were identified and how many of them 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 or land control actions have been taken against non-compliance with the removal orders by the specified dates?
 

 

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4337 Early last year, at least 40 closed civil cases in the past involving alleged selling of “ding” rights to build small houses were uncovered by community groups and followed up by media reports. In this regard, the Lands Department has indicated that follow-up actions will be taken seriously while referrals will be made to law enforcement agencies for investigation as and when necessary. The Government has also indicated that it would keep up its efforts to monitor the implementation of the small house policy. However, the latest development has never been accounted for so far. Would the Government please advise on the number of suspected cases referred to law enforcement agencies for follow-up in the past year?

 

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5492 Please provide figures for the following items in each of the past three years.

1.

How many complaints about suspected cases of unlawful occupation of government land were received?
 

2.

How many cases of unlawful occupation of unleased government land were identified?
 

3.

How many cases of unlawful occupation were subject to prosecution?
 

4.

How many of these cases were convicted?
 

5.

How many pieces of unlawfully occupied government land finally became lawful upon approval of the applications submitted by the unlawful occupiers to lease the land in 2018? How many such cases were there? What was the area of land involved?
 

 

DEVB(PL)317
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5794 Please list in table form the numbers of applications for removal of alienation restrictions on New Territories small houses received and rejected by respective District Lands Offices in the past five years, and the reasons for rejection.

 

DEVB(PL)318
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3940 Please provide in the tables below the sales volume and sales value of each of the map products available at Hong Kong Map Service 2.0 (HKMS 2.0).

Sales volume:
Type of products August 2018 September 2018 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019
Aerial photo and image product              
Spatial data and topographic map              
Thematic map              
Cadastral survey record              
Gazette plan              
Map/plan of other departments              

Sales value:
Type of products August 2018 September 2018 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019
Aerial photo and image product              
Spatial data and topographic map              
Thematic map              
Cadastral survey record              
Gazette plan              
Map/plan of other departments              

 

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3941 Please provide the total number of downloads from the Hong Kong GeoData Store (GeoData Store) between December 2018 and February 2019 and list in the following table the respective numbers of downloads from each dataset in the GeoData Store.

Dataset December 2018 January 2019 February 2019
Agriculture, Fisheries and
Conservation Department (AFCD):
Barbecue Areas
     
AFCD: Camp Sites      
AFCD: Country Parks      
     

 

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3942 Please provide the number of applications received from eligible occupants of squatter structures under the Squatter Occupants Voluntary Registration Scheme as at 28 February 2019 with a breakdown by district.

 

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3947 Regarding the increase in gross floor area through rezoning applications of renewal projects by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), please inform this Committee of the following:

(a)

Please provide a breakdown, by project, of the year, address of the project, lot, project status (completed, underway, under planning), original land use, project involving change of land use applied for, ceiling on developable plot ratio after rezoning, site area, developable floor area, developable domestic floor area, developable commercial area and developable floor area for other uses in each of the past five years.

Year          
Address of the project          
Lot          
Project status (completed, underway, under planning)          
Original use          
Ceiling on developable plot ratio before rezoning          
Use applied for          
Ceiling on developable plot ratio after rezoning          
Site area          
Ceiling on developable floor area          
Ceiling on developable domestic floor area          
Ceiling on developable commercial floor area          
Ceiling on developable floor area for other uses          

 

(b)

How many applications related to land premium were submitted by the URA in each of the past five years? How many of them were approved?
 

(c)

For renewal projects of the URA, did the Government grant planning permission for relaxation of development intensity for housing sites to increase the maximum domestic plot ratio in each of the past five years? Please list in detail, by each renewal project, the maximum domestic plot ratio before and after the grant of planning permission as tabulated below:

Year Address of
the project
Lot Maximum domestic plot
ratio before the grant of
planning permission
Maximum domestic plot
ratio after the grant of
planning permission
         


 

(d)

Please provide a breakdown, by project, of the year, address of the project, lot, project status (completed, underway, under planning), original land use, project involving change of land use applied for, ceiling on developable plot ratio after rezoning, site area, developable floor area, developable domestic floor area, developable commercial floor area and developable floor area for other uses in each of the past five years.

Year          
Address of the project          
Lot          
Project status (completed, underway, under planning)          
Original use          
Ceiling on developable plot ratio before rezoning          
Use applied for          
Ceiling on developable plot ratio after rezoning          
Site area          
Ceiling on developable floor area          
Ceiling on developable domestic floor area          
Ceiling on developable commercial floor area          
Ceiling on developable floor area for other uses          
 

(e)

How many applications related to land premium were submitted by the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL) in each of the past five years? How many of them were approved?
 

(f)

For renewal projects of MTRCL, did the Government grant planning permission for relaxation of development intensity for housing sites to increase the maximum domestic plot ratio in each of the past five years? Please list in detail, by each renewal project, the maximum domestic plot ratio before and after the grant of planning permission.

Year Address of
the project
Lot Maximum domestic plot
ratio before the grant of
planning permission
Maximum domestic plot
ratio after the grant of
planning permission
         
 

 

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4817
(a)

In the past five years, how many complaints/referrals about suspected cases of selling “ding” rights for building small houses were received? Please list the figures by district.

District Lands Office 2014 (starting from July) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 (up to 28 February)
             

 

(b)

Number of cases referred to law enforcement departments:
Year Number of cases referred to law enforcement departments
2014 (starting from July)  
2015  
2016  
2017  
2018  
2019 (up to 28 February)  


 

 

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4863 Please provide figures for the past five years with regard to the following:

(1)

The number of small houses in the territory and estimated areas of land occupied;
 

(2)

The respective numbers of applications for building small houses pending and under processing;
 

(3)

The number of indigenous households and their household size, as well as the number of persons with small house rights in Hong Kong.
 

 

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5330 Regarding tender failures in government land sale over the past five years, please provide the information about each site involved, including location, site area, total number of failed tenders, etc.

Please also provide the information about all residential sites sold by the Government over the past five years, including site area, purchaser, number of housing units to be built, plot ratio, etc.

 

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5331 Please provide in table form statistics on “small houses in the New Territories” in all the 18 districts over the past five years, including their numbers, site areas and floor areas.

 

DEVB(PL)326
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5335 Regarding matters on squatter structures, please specify: (a) the respective numbers of surveyed domestic squatter structures, surveyed non-domestic squatter structures, eradicated surveyed domestic squatter structures and eradicated surveyed non-domestic squatter structures across the territory, with a tabulated breakdown by District Council district in each of the past five years; (b) the number of surveyed squatter structures across the territory, with a breakdown by land status (namely government land and private land) in each of the past five years; (c) the number of surveyed squatter structures across the territory, with a breakdown by use of squatter structures in each of the past five years; (d) the number of surveyed squatter structures across the territory, with a tabulated breakdown by catchment area of Squatter Control Office in each of the past five years; (e) the number of residents in surveyed squatter structures across the territory, with a tabulated breakdown by catchment area of Squatter Control Office in each of the past five years.

 

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5336 Regarding “squatter control and clearance”, will the Government inform this Committee of: (a) the respective numbers of surveyed domestic squatter structures, households and residents living there across the territory by 18 districts and land status (unleased or leased) on which the structures are located in the past five years; (b) the respective numbers of existing surveyed domestic squatter structures and surveyed non-domestic squatter structures, households and residents of such structures located within the three New Development Areas in Hung Shui Kiu, Yuen Long South, and Kwu Tung North and Fanling North according to the Government’s squatter control survey.

 

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5337 Regarding matters on squatter structures, please specify: (a) the respective numbers of applications for repairing non-domestic squatter structures received, approved and refused by the Government in each of the past five years (2014-15 to 2018-19); if there were refused applications, the reasons for that; (b) the respective numbers of applications for issuance of Letter of Approval received, approved and refused by the Lands Department in each of the past five years (2014-15 to 2018-19); if there were refused applications, the reasons for that. Are there other means currently available for farmers to apply for erecting agricultural structures? (c) the average and longest time taken to process applications in the past five years (2014-15 to 2018-19); and the reasons for that.

 

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5637 Regarding matters on squatter structures, please specify: (a) in the past five years, the respective numbers of households of squatter structures who were faced with clearance as a result of land resumption by the Government; the statutory compensation package applicable to the affected persons and the amounts of related ex-gratia allowances received by them; the respective numbers of people in the households that were not offered compensation; the reasons for no offer of compensation; (b) of the above, the types of surveyed structures subject to clearance as a result of land resumption by the Government.

 

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5638 Regarding unauthorised structures on private agricultural land, please inform this Committee of the following figures for the past five years: (a) the respective numbers of cases involving unauthorised structures on private agricultural land handled by the Lands Department; (b) the respective numbers of enforcement actions in relation to item (a) with a breakdown by type of enforcement, including issue of warning letters/statutory notices, registration of the warning letters at the Land Registry, re-entry upon the land and/or property vested in the Government; (c) the respective numbers of structures demolished by the owners as required and those demolished by the Government in relation to item (a).

 

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5640 Regarding matters on squatter control, would the Government please inform this Committee of the following:

1.

Please set out the numbers of inspections and their total time spent, as well as the numbers of enforcement actions taken in the past five years, with a breakdown by establishment of various offices under the Squatter Control Unit of the Lands Department.
 

2.

What were the types and numbers of control actions (including issuance of warnings, removal of unauthorised structures, cancellation of squatter survey numbers, and others) taken by various offices under the Squatter Control Unit in the past five years?
 

 

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5641 Please inform this Committee of the following: (a) Of the nearly 200 000 surveyed structures inspected by the Government in each of the past two years, what were their respective percentages in the total numbers of surveyed structures across the territory in the period? (b) In what ways does the Government carry out an “inspection”? Does it refer to site inspection? Please list the respective numbers of inspections with a breakdown by mode of inspection in the past five years. (c) Please list the respective numbers of inspections carried out by the Government with a breakdown by mode of inspection and District Council district in the past five years. (d) Which types of structures are included in the surveyed structures according to the inspections? Do they also include those structures registered under small houses in the New Territories? What were the staff establishment and expenditures involved in the “inspections” over the past two years?

 

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5642 Regarding matters on squatter structures, please inform this Committee of: (a) the number of applications for the Emergency Relief Fund (the Fund) received in each of the past five years, with a tabulated breakdown by District Council district; (b) the number of applications for the Fund received in each of the past five years, with a tabulated breakdown by reason for application; (c) the respective numbers of applications for the Fund received and approved in each of the past five years.

 

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6726 Will the Government inform this Committee of:

(1)

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

(2)

the identified breaches of the relevant clauses stipulated in small house grants as land leases, which led to enforcement actions in the past five years.
 

 

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6727 Please provide in table form a breakdown by 18 districts of the number of contracts for provision of cleansing and supporting services, security guard services, and horticultural maintenance services to be expired in the next three years, together with the names of the outsourced service contractors, the values of the service contracts, the numbers of workers and amounts of wages involved, as well as the expiry dates of such service contracts.

 

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6728 Please provide in table form a breakdown, by Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and the outlying islands, of the outsourced non-skilled service contracts for provision of a) cleansing and supporting services; b) security guard services; and c) horticultural maintenance services awarded in the past five years, together with the names of the outsourced service contractors, the values of the service contracts, the numbers of workers and amounts of wages involved.

 

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6729 Regarding “land clearance”, “maintenance of man-made slopes on unallocated and unleased government land”, please provide a breakdown by District Council district of: 1. the respective numbers of cases completed and actual expenditures incurred in the past five years; 2. the respective numbers of outstanding cases, estimated expenditures and average time taken to handle these cases.

 

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6730 Of all the agricultural land and land zoned “Agriculture” in outline zoning plans, what are the respective areas of land left idle and used for non-agricultural purposes (such as levelled for building houses, used for open storage, paved with concrete, used for dumping construction waste and earth 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
         
         
         
         
         

 

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7103 Please inform this Committee of the following:

1.

The projects for which the Lands Resumption Ordinance (the Ordinance) will soon be invoked, together with the areas of land (hectares) and expenditures involved, as well as the purposes of resumption (in table form);
 

2.

The projects for which the Ordinance was invoked, together with the areas of land (hectares) and expenditures involved, as well as the purposes of resumption (in table form), over the past five years.
 

3.

What were the respective numbers of cases in which the Ordinance was invoked since 1997? What were the amounts of payment involved?

Year

Number of cases

Amount of payment

 

4.

Please set out the existing active and fallow farmland in hectares respectively (in table form).
 

5.

Please set out each of the existing military sites in hectares (in table form).
 

 

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7117
1.

In May 2018, the Government revised the guidelines on government service contracts that rely heavily on the deployment of non-skilled workers. Under the guidelines, in the marking scheme for assessing tenders adopted by a department, the part on technical evaluation should include by default the proposed wage rates and working hours of non-skilled workers as the assessment criteria. As far as the Lands Department (LandsD) is concerned, what are the respective weightings for the price and technical aspects in the existing assessment mechanism for service contracts involving non-skilled workers? In addition, what are the weightings assigned to such items as wage rate, working hours, other labour rights and benefits in the technical evaluation of service contracts involving non-skilled workers? What weightings do these items carry respectively in the overall score?
 

2.

Further to the above, how many government outsourced service contracts involving non-skilled workers have been awarded by LandsD in total since the implementation of the guidelines (up till now)? What are the respective numbers of these contracts that involve street cleansing services, management of public toilets, waste collection, collection of recyclable materials and security services?
 

3.

Further to the above, since the implementation of the guidelines (up till now), has the Government compiled any statistics on the number of outsourced service contracts successfully awarded under which the non-skilled workers are entitled to higher wage rates than before? If yes, please state the number; if no, what are the reasons? Will the Government consider evaluating the effectiveness of the new assessment mechanism?
 

 

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7118 Regarding land administration of the regions: 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:

1.

Please provide the respective (i) numbers of cases involving compensation for land resumption; (ii) uses of the land resumed; (iii) areas of land involved; and (iv) amounts of compensation incurred, regarding the above regions in each of the past five years. What is the estimated compensation payment for land resumption in the coming year?
 

2.

Please provide the respective (i) numbers of applications for rezoning of land for temporary use by way of short-term tenancies; (ii) original land uses and changes of use applied for; (iii) areas of land involved; and (iv) rentals, regarding the above regions in each of the past five years.
 

3.

How many applications were made for change in land use that involved payment of premium in the past five years? Please advise in detail on their original land uses and changes of use applied for. How many of these applications were approved, rejected and under processing? Please set out in detail the amount of payment, plot ratio, site area and floor area involved in each approved application.
 

 

DEVB(PL)342
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7119 In the past five years, how many applications involving payment of premium were received from the MTR Corporation Limited? Please advise in detail on the original land use and the change in use applied for. How many of these applications were approved, rejected and being processed? Please provide details about the amount of payment, plot ratio, site area and floor area involved in each approved application

 

DEVB(PL)343
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7120 In the past five years, how many applications involving payment of premium were received from the Urban Renewal Authority? Please advise in detail on the original land use and the change in use applied for. How many of these applications were approved, rejected and being processed? Please provide details about the amount of payment, plot ratio, site area and floor area involved in each approved application.

 

DEVB(PL)344
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4191
(1)

Please provide details of land granted to the projects of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) in the past five years by using the table below:

Project title and lot number

Original land use and site area

Use applied for,
plot ratio and maximum floor area

     
 

(2)

If the area under the URA’s land grant application is originally used for a public purpose (such as streets), what are the criteria for the land grant and the level of land premium?
 

 

DEVB(PL)345
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4984 Please provide details of land grant for railway property projects in the past five years according to the table below

Project name and lot number Site area Year of tendering by the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL) Amount of premium payable by MTRCL and/or successful tenderer Commercial gross floor area (GFA), Residential GFA, total GFA and other details of development project Estimated Flat Number and year of sale
           

 

DEVB(PL)346
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5008 It is mentioned in the Estimates that the Department will “continue with undertaking land administration and handling compensation claims in respect of railway development projects by the railway corporations and urban renewal projects by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA)”. Please inform this Committee of the following:

1.

When the Government invokes the Lands Resumption Ordinance for projects by the URA, how long do the various procedures take?
 

2.

Please set out each of the procedures and the time required.
 

3.

Please state the reason(s) if the above information cannot be provided.
 

 

DEVB(PL)347
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5009 It is stated in the Estimates that “Gross provision of $42,719,000 under Subhead 003 Recoverable salaries and allowances (General) includes salaries and allowances for the urban renewal team which processes land resumption to make land available for the urban renewal projects. The cost will be fully recovered from the Urban Renewal Authority (URA).” In this regard, please inform this Committee of the following:

1.

Please list all the costs recovered from the URA arising from various urban renewal projects, as well as the details of the items in the past five years.
 

2.

If information is not available, please state the reasons.
 

 

DEVB(PL)348
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5010 Under Brief Description (paragraph 5), it is stated that “in 2018, the Planning and Lands Branch continued to oversee the work of the Buildings Department, the Lands Department (LandsD), the Land Registry and the Planning Department.” Moreover, in Matters Requiring Special Attention in 2019-20, it is stated that the Branch will “continue to oversee the implementation of major initiatives under the Urban Renewal Strategy.”

Non-domestic tenants registered in the Freezing Survey and evicted from their properties as a result of urban redevelopment projects are entitled to the payment of ex-gratia business allowance (i.e. rateable value×10%×number of years of operation) from the Urban Renewal Authority under the enhancement policy announced in June 2017, yet without entitlement to the full amount made up of ex-gratia business allowance and ex-gratia payment (i.e. triple of the rateable value), the latter of which will be provided by LandsD to tenants, upon resumption of land and with reference to the “Land Resumption and Compensation in the Urban Area - Guidelines for Owners, Occupiers and Surveyors” (the Guidelines). Details are as follows:

According to sub-paragraph (c) Compensation to tenants under paragraph 6.2 Commercial Property of the Guidelines, “legal tenants are entitled to the open market value (if any) of their interest in the commercial properties (for example, the value of an unexpired lease term subject to the existing rent below the prevailing open market rent), plus one of the following additional payments: (i) an ex-gratia allowance equivalent to three times the amount of the rateable value of the resumed properties prevailing as at the date of reversion and where appropriate, severance payments to employees under the Employment Ordinance, Chapter 57, or (ii) the right to make statutory claims for compensation under the Lands Resumption Ordinance as described in paragraph 6.2 (a)(ii) above”.

Please inform this Committee of the following:

As LandsD has followed the Guidelines for years since its last revision in July 2013, will there be another round of revision or review? If yes, what are the timetable and details? Is it under consideration to include in the coverage of the Guidelines the non-domestic tenants registered in the Freezing Survey and evicted from their properties in urban redevelopment projects?

 

DEVB(PL)349
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3558 With regard to assessing ex-gratia payments to primary producers in the agriculture and fisheries industries arising from development projects, please inform this Committee:

(a)

What was the total amount of ex-gratia payments disbursed to primary producers in the agriculture and fisheries industries arising from various development projects in each of the past three years (2016-17 to 2018-19)? What were the respective numbers of applications? Please list the figures with a breakdown by development project.
 

(b)

What are the respective numbers of applications for ex-gratia allowance under and pending processing? Please advise when the processing of all applications is expected to be completed and payments to be disbursed.
 

(c)

What were the number of applications for ex-gratia allowance processed and total amount of ex-gratia payments disbursed by the Government in each of the past three years (2016-17 to 2018-19)?
 

(d)

What are the respective numbers of applications for ex-gratia allowance under and pending processing? Please advise when the processing of all applications is expected to be completed and payments to be disbursed.
 

 

DEVB(PL)350
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3580 Regarding matters on the management of government land, please inform this Committee of:

(a)

The staff establishment for conducting inspections of government land in the past three years (2016-17 to 2018-19).
 

(b)

The figures on unlawful occupation of government land identified by the Government in the past three years (2016-17 to 2018-19).
 

(c)

The respective figures on prosecution by the Government and successful conviction in the past three years (2016-17 to 2018-19), and the highest and lowest fine imposed respectively upon conviction.
 

(d)

The staff establishment and expenditure involved in public education and publicity.
 

 

DEVB(PL)351
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5904 Please list in table form the respective numbers of small houses granted by way of private treaty by the District Lands Offices in the past five years and the areas of land involved.

 

DEVB(PL)352
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5905 Regarding the present position of small houses:

1.

How many Owners’ Corporations (OCs) were formed by house developments within “Village Type Development” zones in each of the past five years? Please list the names of OCs in table form.
 

2.

How many OCs were formed by house developments in each of the past five years? Please list the names of OCs in table form.
 

3.

Please list in table form the respective numbers of applications for removal of alienation restrictions on New Territories small houses received and rejected by various District Lands Offices in the past five years, together with the reasons for rejection.
 

 

DEVB(PL)353
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5907
1.

Please provide the respective numbers of cases and areas of land granted as at the end of 2018 by way of the following:
 

  (i) short-term tenancies (STTs)
  (ii) temporary government land allocations (TGLAs)
     
2.

Regarding (i) and (ii) above, how many cases with successive expiry of STTs or TGLAs in the coming two years and what are the areas involved?
 

3.

How many small house applications received by the Government fell under the second category (i.e. (ii) mentioned above) in the past three years? Please provide the respective figures on these applications received at year-end with a breakdown by district. How many of these applications were approved, rejected and being processed?
 

 

DEVB(PL)354
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5908 Please provide the expenditure on staff in various District Lands Offices dedicated to processing small house applications in the past three years.

 

DEVB(PL)355
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6105 In the past five years, how many cases of small house applications processed involved land exchange with the Government? How many hectares of land were involved?

 

DEVB(PL)356
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6107 Regarding small house applications:

1.

Please list in table form the total number of small house applications approved by District Lands Offices (DLOs) in each of the past five years.
 

2.

Please list in table form the total number of small house applications rejected by DLOs in each of the past five years.
 

3.

Please list in table form the reasons for rejecting small house applications by DLOs and the number involved in each of the past five years.

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Applicants confirmed to be
non-indigenous inhabitants of
the New Territories
         
DLOs considered that
applicants did not build houses
for self-occupation
         
Technical reasons          
Other reasons (please specify)          
 

4.

Please list in table form the area of land and location currently reserved for “Village Type Development”.

(a) By DLO

DLO

Area of land reserved for
“Village Type
Development”

Location

Yuen Long District    
Tuen Mun District    
Tai Po District    
Sha Tin District    
Sai Kung District    
Tsuen Wan & Kwai Tsing District    
Islands District    


(b) By Rural Committee (RC)

RC

Number of
recognised
villages

Area of land reserved for
“Village Type
Development”

Location

Pat Heung RC      
Shap Pat Heung RC      
Ping Shan RC      
Ha Tsuen RC      
San Tin RC      
Kam Tin RC      
Tuen Mun RC      

Tai Po RC

     

Sai Kung North RC

     

Sheung Shui District RC

     

Ta Kwu Ling District RC

     

Sha Tau Kok District RC

     

Fanling District RC

     
Sai Kung RC      
Hang Hau RC      
Sha Tin RC      
Tsuen Wan RC      
Ma Wan RC      
Tai O RC      
South Lantao RC      
Peng Chau RC      
Tung Chung RC      
Lamma Island (North) RC      
Lamma Island (South) RC      
Mui Wo RC      
 

5.

Please list in table form the latest total demand for small houses in the coming ten years.

(a) By DLO

DLO

Latest total demand for small houses in the coming ten years

Yuen Long District  
Tuen Mun District  
Tai Po District  
Sha Tin District  
Sai Kung District  
Tsuen Wan & Kwai Tsing District  
Islands District  


(b) By RC

RC

Number of 1055 ecognized villages

Number of villages that have submitted demand for small houses in the coming ten years

Latest total demand for small houses in the coming ten years

Pat Heung RC      
Shap Pat Heung RC      
Ping Shan RC      
Ha Tsuen RC      
San Tin RC      
Kam Tin RC      
Tuen Mun RC      

Tai Po RC

     

Sai Kung North RC

     

Sheung Shui District RC

     

Ta Kwu Ling District RC

     

Sha Tau Kok District RC

     

Fanling District RC

     
Sai Kung RC      
Hang Hau RC      
Sha Tin RC      
Tsuen Wan RC      
Ma Wan RC      
Tai O RC      
South Lantao RC      
Peng Chau RC      
Tung Chung RC      
Lamma Island (North) RC      
Lamma Island (South) RC      
Mui Wo RC      


(c) The latest total demand for small houses in the coming ten years submitted by recognised villages.

Recognised villages that have submitted demand for small houses in the coming ten years

Latest total demand for small houses in the coming ten years
(please specify the year of submission)

   
 

 

DEVB(PL)357
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4402 In 2019-20, there will be an increase of 174 posts including one directorate post in the Lands Department, of which a substantial number of 127 posts will be created under the Land Administration Programme. In this connection, please inform this Committee of the details including the ranks and scope of work of these new posts.

 

DEVB(PL)358
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3793 The number of structures to be cleared in programmed development clearances and emergency clearances in this financial year has substantially increased to 1 487. Please inform this Committee of the estimated number of structures to be cleared in various development projects to be implemented this year, the estimated expenditure on compensation and the clearance costs.

 

DEVB(PL)359
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3795 It is mentioned in the Budget that 2 356 property interests are to be acquired for the implementation of urban renewal projects in this year. Will the Government inform this Committee of the projects which involve acquisition of properties by setting out the name, location, number of property interests, and future land use of each project?

 

DEVB(PL)360
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3796 In 2018, the Lands Department cleared 10 724 pieces of government sites involving unlawful occupation and handled 1 824 cases involving breaches of lease conditions. Regarding the commitment to continue strengthening land control and lease enforcement, would the Government please inform this Committee of the following:

1.

Please provide the locations and numbers of those unlawfully occupied sites with a breakdown by district.
 

2.

Please specify the ways in which those sites were unlawfully occupied with a breakdown by land use.
 

3.

What was the number of cases involving lease breaches last year? How many of them were repeated cases of lease breaches?
 

4.

Further to (3) above, what were the numbers of cases subject to imposition of an encumbrance, re-entry or vesting of properties as a result of lease breaches in the past three years?
 

 

DEVB(PL)361
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3526 One of the Department’s responsibilities is to administer government leases for ensuring that land is used in compliance with related lease conditions. Please inform this Committee of the following:

a.

What are the locations, site areas and terms of lease of the land currently let under private recreational leases (PRLs)?
 

b.

What are the locations, site areas and terms of lease of the land currently let under private recreational leases (PRLs)?
 

c.

How many staff members of the Department are deployed for handling matters concerning PRLs? What is the administrative expenditure involved?
 

d.

How many inspections of the land granted under PRLs were carried out by the Department in the past three years? How did the Department ensure that the places were open according to lease conditions? Were there any places prosecuted and convicted for breaching lease conditions? Please provide the relevant details.
 

 

DEVB(PL)362
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3527 The Lands Department administers land in Hong Kong by disposing of land; acquiring private land and clearing land required for the implementation of public works and other projects; managing government leases, unleased land and certain buildings held by the Government; renewing and modifying leases; and maintaining man-made slopes on unallocated and unleased government land.

a.

Please provide, with a breakdown by 18 districts, the information on vacant government sites among different types of land (residential, commercial, industrial, government, institution or community (G/IC), and open space) which were left idle in 2018-19, in the following table:

Location of the vacant government site Area of the vacant government site Type of land Number of years for which the site has been left vacant Number of staff involved in matters concerning the government site Expenditure incurred for matters concerning the government site
           
 

b.

Please provide, with a breakdown by 18 districts, the information on government sites let out in 2018-19, in the following table:

Location of the government site let out Area of the government site let out Land use Term of lease Number of staff involved in matters concerning the lease Expenditure incurred for matters concerning the lease
           
 

c.

Please provide, with a breakdown by 18 districts, the information on government sites let out under private recreational leases in 2018-19, in the following table:

Location of the government site let out Area of the government site let out Land use Term of lease Number of staff involved in matters concerning the government site let out Expenditure incurred for matters concerning the lease
           
 

d.

Please provide, with a breakdown by 18 districts, the information on government sites let out for temporary uses [including open storage, car parks and container yards] in 2018-19, in the following table:

Location of the government site let out Area of the government site let out Land use Term of lease Number of staff involved in matters concerning the government site let out Expenditure incurred for matters concerning the lease
           
 

 

DEVB(PL)363
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4081 Regarding the squatter control work undertaken by the Lands Department since 2003, please provide the following information on squatter control and clearance:

1)

The grades and posts of staff currently responsible for squatter control and clearance work;
 

2)

The manpower distribution of each of the posts involved; whether supplementary/additional manpower is required; and
 

3)

Whether there has been any restructuring of work and regarding of posts, and if yes, what are the details; if no, what are the reasons?
 

 

DEVB(PL)364
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4258 In connection with “managing and maintaining (certain) land, buildings or units in buildings under the responsibility of the Department including man-made slopes and vacant government sites”, would the Government please inform this Committee of the following:

1.

The geographical distribution of the 1 626 vacant government sites in 2018-19 and the physical location and area of each of these sites, with a breakdown by District Council district and land use;
 

2.

The number of staff managing these vacant government sites, estimated staff salaries, overall expenditure (including ground investigation, repairs and inspection carried out to check if there is any unlawful occupation);
 

3.

The number of applications for short-term tenancies (STTs) received and approved by the Lands Department in respect of these vacant sites and their lot locations, as well as the distribution of the temporary uses of the sites leased by way of STTs (such as the number of sites leased for the use of public car parks, commercial facilities, social welfare facilities and agriculture) in each of the past two years.
 

 

DEVB(PL)365
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4259 Regarding vacant government sites managed by the Lands Department (LandsD), would the Department please provide the following information:

1.

The respective numbers of vacant sites let out by LandsD by way of short-term tenancies (STTs) in the past two years, with a breakdown by type of land use specified in the land lease.
 

2.

The respective District Council districts and areas of the six cases with land leases extended by LandsD as mentioned in the Estimates.
 

 

DEVB(PL)366
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4260 Regarding “short-term tenancies (“STTs”) issued by the Lands Department to non-governmental organisations (“NGOs”) for the lease of vacant sites”, would the Government please provide the following information:

a.

The number of applications for leasing vacant government sites available for greening or government/institution/community uses, the number of approved applications and the area of the sites involved in each of the past two years.
 

b.

Further to (a) above, the number of approved applications, the area of each site and the average lease term with a breakdown by District Council district; and
 

c.

Are there any plans to review the existing conditions of STTs issued to NGOs? Will there be any increase in manpower and expenditure for handling these STT applications so as to cope with the greater number of applications for leasing vacant sites arising from the implementation of the “funding scheme to subsidise the use of vacant government sites and school premises” as mentioned in the Estimates. If yes, what are the expenditure and staff establishment?
 

 

DEVB(PL)367
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5130 As One Kai Tak, a property under the “Hong Kong Property for Hong Kong People” (“HKPHKP”) measure, is subject to “HKPHKP” land grant conditions, purchase of the units within a certain period is confined to Hong Kong permanent residents while consent to resell, let out or mortgage shall be obtained from the Lands Department (LandsD). Will the Government provide information about “HKPHKP” in table form with regard to the following:

The number of applications for consent to sell One Kai Tak units received by LandsD;

The number of consents to sell One Kai Tak units granted by LandsD;

The number of applications for consent for owners of One Kai Tak units to underlet or license received by LandsD;

The number of consents for owners of One Kai Tak units to underlet or license granted by LandsD;

The number of applications for consent for owners of One Kai Tak units to mortgage or charge received by LandsD;

The number of consents for owners of One Kai Tak units to mortgage or charge granted by LandsD;

The number of complaints about suspected breaches of lease conditions by owners of One Kai Tak units received by LandsD, with a breakdown by nature of complaint; and

The number of confirmed cases of breaches of lease conditions by owners of One Kai Tak units received by LandsD, with a breakdown by nature of case.

Month Number of applications for resale Number of consents to resale Number of applications for letting out Number of consents to let out Number of complaints about underletting units suspectedly in breach of lease conditions Number of confirmed cases in breach of lease conditions
             

 

DEVB(PL)368
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5133 Please provide the following information: (1) the total number of currently valid short-term tenancies (STTs) and (2) of which the respective numbers of STTs granted in various ways and the respective areas of land covered.

As at the end of 2018 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)369
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5134 Please provide, in table form, the statistics regarding unleased government land inspected and prosecuted by the Lands Department in the past five years.

Year Number of inspections of unleased government land Number of complaints received about suspected cases of unlawful occupation of government land Number of confirmed cases of unlawful occupation of unleased government land Area of land involved in confirmed cases of unlawful occupation of unleased government land Number of cases of unlawful occupation subject to prosecution Number of convicted cases Number of cases in which unlawfully occupied land has been reinstated
2018              
2017              
2016              
2015              
2014              

 

DEVB(PL)370
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5135
(a)

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.

  Number of STTs for
private garden purpose
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    
 

(b)

Please provide (1) the numbers of valid STTs currently granted for public carparking purpose and (2) the total area and geographical distribution of the land involved.

  Number of STTs for
public carparking purpose
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    
 

(c)

Please provide the total site area covered by valid STTs in various districts over the past five financial years.

  31 March 2014 31 March 2015 31 March 2016 31 March 2017 31 March 2018
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)371
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5136 Please provide the respective numbers of short-term tenancies (STTs) granted by the Government in various ways over the past five financial years.

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Open tender          
Direct grant          
Regularisation of
unlawful occupation of
government land
         
Conversion from
government land
licence/permit
         

 

DEVB(PL)372
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5137
(a)

Please provide in table form the number of currently valid short-term tenancies (STTs) granted to non-profit-making organisations, the railway corporation and other parties by way of “direct grant” and the site area covered in each of the past five years.

E.g. 2018 “Direct grant” of sites to non-profit-making organisations “Direct grant” of sites to the railway corporation “Direct grant” of sites to other parties
Number of STTs      
Site area covered      
 

(b)

Please provide the number of currently valid STTs granted to non-profit-making organisations by way of “direct grant” and the site area covered as at the end of 2018. How many of these STTs are charging only a “nominal rent”?
 

(c)

How many inspections were initiated by the Government in each of the past five years to check whether the successful tenderers of STTs had breached any lease conditions or not? How many breaches were identified each year? Were there any STTs terminated accordingly; if yes, how many?
 

 

DEVB(PL)373
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5138 Please provide in table form a breakdown by district of the numbers of short-term tenancies (STTs) currently granted for public carparking purpose.

  Number of STTs for public carparking purpose
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  

Please provide in table form a breakdown by district of the numbers of STTs granted for private garden purpose.

  Number of STTs for private garden purpose
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)374
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5139 Please provide the numbers and areas of the existing Temporary Government Land Allocations (TGLAs) with a breakdown by district.

  Number of TGLA Area
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    
Total    

Please provide the numbers and areas of the existing TGLAs with a breakdown by use.

Use Number of TGLA Area
Works site/works area    
Storage    
Site office    
Carpark
Open space    
School/training centre    
Service reservoir    
Driving test centre    
Vehicle detention pound    
Plant nursery    
Petrol station    
Stall    
Others (please specify)    
Total    

Please provide the numbers and areas of the existing TGLAs with a breakdown by user government department or organisation.

  Number of TGLA Area
Highways Department    
Development Bureau    
Civil Engineering and Development Department    
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Home Affairs Department    
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department    
Water Supplies Department    
Education Bureau    
Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department    
Environmental Protection Department    
Drainage Services Department    
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department    
Planning Department    
Housing Department    
Government Property Agency    
Transport Department    
Marine Department    
Lands Department    
Hong Kong Police Force    
Immigration Department    
Civil Aid Services    
Other departments (please specify)    
MTR Corporation    
Non-governmental organisations (please specify names of organisations/developers)    
Total    

 

DEVB(PL)375
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5144 The Government indicated that “village environs” (VE) boundaries would be drawn up for 73 villages. (a) Please list the villages for which VE boundaries have not been drawn up so far. (b) Please list in table form the villages for which VE boundaries have been newly drawn up in the past five years.

 

DEVB(PL)376
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5145 Please list in table form the number of small houses granted by way of private treaty grant by respective District Lands Offices and the area of land involved in each of the past five years.

 

DEVB(PL)377
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5149

How many applications for deed polls for division of land were received in total by respective District Lands Offices (DLOs) in the past five years? What were the details of the lots involved?

Year 

  DLOs
HK West and South HK East Kln West Kln East Islands Sai Kung Sha Tin Tai Po North Yuen Long Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing Tuen Mun
2014

Number of parent lots under application for division 

                       
Number of divided lots                        
2015

Number of parent lots under application for division 

                       
Number of divided lots                        
2016

Number of parent lots under application for division 

                       
Number of divided lots                        
2017

Number of parent lots under application for division 

                       
Number of divided lots                        
2018

Number of parent lots under application for division 

                       
Number of divided lots                        

 

 

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3625 Please inform this Committee of the following:

(1)

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

(2)

The number of enforcement actions (by types of enforcement, including issue of warning letters/statutory notices, registration of the warning letters at the Land Registry, re-entry upon the land and/or property vested in the Government) taken in relation to item (1); and
 

(3)

The number of structures demolished by the owners as required, and the number of those demolished by the Government in relation to item (1).
 

 

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3626 Regarding matters relevant to private recreational leases (PRLs), please inform this Committee of the following:

1)

In the past three years, of the complaints about alleged lease breaches or failure to enforce lease conditions by PRL lessees received each year, how many of them were confirmed with lease breaches? Did the Lands Department hold the lessees concerned responsible for their lease breaches? If yes, what are the details of each case? If no, what are the reasons?
 

2)

In the past three years, how many inspections were conducted in respect of PRLs each year? What were the expenditure and manpower involved?
 

 

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3627 Regarding matters on small houses and land control in the New Territories, please inform this Committee of the following:

(1)

How many small house applications were received by the Lands Department (LandsD) in the past three years? What are the numbers of backlog cases and cases under processing? How long does it take on average for LandsD to process a small house application?
 

(2)

How many cases were in breach of the requirements governing New Territories exempted houses in the past three years? What are the estimated expenditure and manpower required for handling such cases in 2019-20?
 

(3)

How many applications for rebuilding small houses or squatter structures were received by LandsD respectively in the past three years? What are the respective numbers of these applications under processing? How long does it take on average for LandsD to process an application for rebuilding small house or squatter structure? What are the estimated expenditure and manpower required for handling this task in 2019-20?
 

 

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3628 Please advise this Committee of the following:

(1)

The area of land granted by way of short-term tenancy by the Lands Department in 2016-19 with a breakdown by 18 districts; and
 

(2)

The number of cases and area of land granted by way of short-term tenancy for public carparking purpose in 2016-19 with a breakdown by 18 districts.
 

 

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3629 The Lands Department (LandsD) will, from time to time, grant government land by way of short-term tenancy or (private) treaty to the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL) or other government departments for the purpose of temporary works site or storage to facilitate project implementation. In this regard, will the Government inform this Committee of the following:

1)

Information on sites returned to LandsD according to the railway works schedule in the past three years, including i) site location/lot no.; ii) area; iii) planned use (if any).
 

2)

Information on sites still leased by MTRCL as at March 2019, including i) site location/lot no.; ii) area; iii) expected date of return.
 

3)

Information on sites returned to LandsD according to the schedule of other infrastructural projects in the past three years, including i) site location/lot no.; ii) area; iii) planned use (if any).
 

4)

Information on sites still occupied by other government departments for the purpose of temporary works site or storage as at March 2019, including i) site location/lot no.; ii) area; iii) expected date of return.
 

 

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3630 Please inform this Committee of the details about government land let for recycling purpose as at March 2019, including their locations, terms of tenancies, areas, relevant recycling purposes and permitted uses.

 

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5771 What were the respective areas of land resumed under the Lands Resumption Ordinance (the Ordinance) in the past ten years?

Year Number of works projects involving land resumption under the Ordinance Location Area of land resumed under the Ordinance (hectares) (about) Estimated compensation expenditure arising from the works projects ($ million) (about) Proposed land use
2018          
2017          
2016          
2015          
2014          
2013          
2012          
2011          
2010          
2009          

 

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6106 How many claims for “Tun Fu” allowance were received by the Government in each of the past five years? Please provide a breakdown of the claims by name of village, allowance granted and specific use of the allowance against the dates of grant.

Year Number of Claims Received
2014-2015  
2015-2016  
2016-2017  
2017-2018  
2018-2019  


Year Amount Granted Villages Involved Specific Use
2014-2015      
2015-2016      
2016-2017      
2017-2018      
2018-2019      

 

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5148
(a)

How many claims for “Tun Fu” allowance were received by the Government in each of the past five years (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19)? Please provide a breakdown of the claims by name of village, allowance granted and specific use of the allowance against the year of grant.

Year Number of claims received for the year Number of claims approved for the year
2014-15    
2015-16    
2016-17    
2017-18    
2018-19
(As at the end of February 2019)
   


Year Total amount granted Number of villages involved Name of village involved Specific Use
2014-15        
2015-16        
2016-17        
2017-18        
2018-19
(As at the end of February 2019)
       
 

(b)

What are the criteria adopted by the Lands Department or respective District Lands Offices in approving claims for “Tun Fu” allowance submitted by villages? Are there any requirements from the Government that the services of fung shui masters, “Tun Fu” masters, etc. must be procured by tender to ensure proper use of public money?
 

 

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SV012 A follow-up question on Reply Serial No. DEVB(PL)175:

Please provide the number of applications under the Squatter Occupants Voluntary Registration Scheme received since its implementation in November 2018.

 

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S0103 Please provide, with a breakdown by district, the information on applications by private developers for lease modification for urban renewal purpose in the past five years.

(1)

Private redevelopment projects subject to lease modification/land exchange:

District/ location (Lot number) Site area Name of registered owner as at the execution date of the lease modification/ land exchange Details of the lease modification/ land exchange Plot ratio and floor area before redevelopment Permitted maximum plot ratio and floor area after lease modification Amount of premium payable
             
 

(2)

Private redevelopment projects not subject to lease modification/land exchange:

District/ location (Lot number) Site area Name of registered owner as at the execution date of the lease modification/ land exchange Details of the lease modification/ land exchange Plot ratio and floor area before redevelopment Permitted maximum plot ratio and floor area after lease modification
           
 

 

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S0105 As a follow-up on Reply Serial No. DEVB(PL)175, my further questions are as follows:

(1)

What is the number of occupants in various districts who have registered under the Squatter Occupants Voluntary Registration Scheme (the Scheme) since its implementation in November 2018?
 

(2)

Would the Government undertake that staff of the Lands Department will not examine whether unauthorised alterations have been made to the surveyed squatter structures while conducting site inspections in the light of the Scheme, so that the occupants can rest assured to join the Scheme?
 

 

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S0106 Regarding the estimated costs of urban renewal, land resumption and clearance by the Lands Department (LandsD), would the Government please inform this Committee of:

(1)

the amount of provision allocated to the Urban Renewal Section of LandsD in 2019-20 and a breakdown of the provision.
 

(2)

the estimated expenditure involved in undertaking all other land resumption and clearance works by the 309 officers in the District Lands Offices and Headquarters of LandsD in 2019-20.
 

 

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S094 As a follow-up question on Reply Serial No. DEVB(PL)158, in which the Government informed that there were a total of 13 vacant government sites (VGSs) or school premises let out by way of short-term tenancy (STT) to non-governmental organisations for uses including village office, social service centre, cultural resource centre, etc. over the past three years, would the Government please provide information on rent, site area and lot number in respect of the 13 VGSs granted by STTs?

 

     

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