Dear Labour Department,

I would like to request the latest annual budget for the Employment Agencies Administration (EAA).

Yours faithfully,

Taylor Amarel

Labour Department

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Taylor Amarel,

        I refer to your request for information under the Code on Access
to Information (“the Code”) received by this Department on 26 February
2020 as attached.  The information sought is provided as follows.
2.        In 2020-21, the estimated expenditure (excluding staff cost) of
Employment Agencies Administration (EAA) is $7.17 million which is
allocated to discharge EAA’s statutory duties in administering Part XII of
Employment Ordinance, Employment Agency Regulations as well as the Code of
Practice for Employment Agencies by way of licensing, inspection,
complaint investigation and prosecution.

3.        As provided under the Code, I would like to inform you of the
right to review, i.e. if you believe our Department has failed to comply
with any provision of the Code, you may write to ask our Department to
review the situation or consider lodging a complaint to The Ombudsman.
 The Ombudsman’s contacts are as below:

        Address:                30/F., China Merchants Tower, Shun Tak
Centre
168-200 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
        Telephone number:        (852) 2629 0555
        Fax number:                (852) 2882 8149

4.        Should you have queries, please contact the undersigned at 2115
3382.

Regards,
Carmen Lee
Employment Agencies Administration
Labour Department