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Request for Information of Budget (from 1997/98 - 1999/00)

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Dear Offices of the Chief Secretary for Administration and the Financial Secretary,

I write to request for all data and files available under the scope of "Estimates for the Year Ending 31 March 1998, 1999, 2000", i.e. the Volumes I & II, preferably with the format that has been adopted in later years. These documents are not public available from the "Budget" websites. Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully,
Member of public

政務司司長及財政司司長辦公室

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Katherine WY YIP/CSO, 政務司司長及財政司司長辦公室

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your email on 13 July 2023.  Regarding your request for
information, we would like to refer to Financial Services and the Treasury
Bureau for follow-up action.  Please let us know whether you agree with
this arrangement by replying this email.  

 

 

Ms Katherine Yip

(for Director of Administration)      

 

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Dear Katherine,

Thank you for your reply. Grateful for FSTB's further action.

Yours sincerely,
Member of public

Katherine WY YIP/CSO, 政務司司長及財政司司長辦公室

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

 

Thank you for your reply.  Please be informed that your request for
information in the preceding email has been referred to Financial Services
and the Treasury Bureau on 14 July 2023.

 

 

Ms Katherine Yip

(for Director of Administration)     

 

From: NYP L. <[1][FOI #1384 email]>
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2023 5:24 PM
To: Katherine WY YIP/CSO <[2][email address]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Request for Information of
Budget (from 1997/98 - 1999/00)

Dear Katherine,

Thank you for your reply. Grateful for FSTB's further action.

Yours sincerely,

Member of public

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Raina LC NG/TSYB,

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

             Thank you for your email of 13 July 2023 seeking information
in relation to the Estimates for the year ending 31 March 1998, 1999 and
2000 (“the requested information”), which was referred to our Bureau for
follow-ups on 14 July 2023.

 

2.          As our office only keeps one copy of the requested
information, which contains 7,470 pages (3,820 pages in English and 3,650
pages in Chinese), we may provide you with a photocopy of the information
at a standard fee of HK$1.40 per page.  If you would like to proceed with
this option, please provide us with your contact information, and we will
issue a demand note for payment.  Upon receipt of payment, we will provide
you with the requested information.

 

3.          Alternatively, the Hong Kong Central Library and the Public
Records Office maintain copies of the requested information which are
available for public viewing at no cost.  You may refer to the following
contact details for obtaining the requested information –

 

             Hong Kong Central Library

             Address: 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

             Tel: 2921 0222

 

             Public Records Office

             Address: Hong Kong Public Records Building, 13 Tsui Ping
Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

             Tel: 2195 7700

 

Regards,

 

Ms Raina NG
Access to Information Officer
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (The Treasury Branch)
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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Dear Raina,

Thank you for the detailed information. Regarding my request, I believe that the Budget documents, even those created two decades ago, should be available for public access in digital means in this era. For this, I am enquiring if FSTB has a roadmap for putting these documents online in the future.

Next, for the records in Library or Public Records Office, is there a restriction that I cannot, by any means, copy the information by taking photographs or videos and afterwards put the information on the Internet for public access? If FSTB is not the suitable Bureau to respond to this question, grateful for your passing the information to another Bureau or Department for following up. Thank you very much.

Best regards,
Member of Public

Raina LC NG/TSYB,

4個附件

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

             Thank you for your email of 24 July 2023 seeking additional
information in relation to your request for the Estimates for the year
ending 31 March 1998, 1999 and 2000 (“the requested information”).

 

2.          Regarding your enquiry whether the visitor/reader’s act of
taking photos/filming of publications available for viewing by the public
is allowed in the public libraries and Public Records Office, the Leisure
and Cultural Services Department and the Chief Secretary for
Administration's Office will give you replies directly.  For other parts
of your enquiries, we will return to you in due course. 

 

 

Regards,

 

Ms Raina NG
Access to Information Officer
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (The Treasury Branch)
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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Dear Sir / Madam,
Code on Access to Information
Re: Application No. 118/2023
                I refer to your application dated 24 July 2023 to the
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) requesting for
information relating to the Budget documents.  FSTB has referred your
request concerning restrictions in the Hong Kong Public Libraries to this
Department on 26 July 2023 for follow up.  The relevant section has
provided the following reply to your application –

       
         

( Miss Niki YIP )
for Director of Leisure and Cultural Services
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Katherine WY YIP/CSO, 政務司司長及財政司司長辦公室

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

I refer to your application for access to information to FSTB, which has
referred your enquiries on whether a member of public may take
photos/videos of publications in the Public Records Office to us for a
direct reply.  Please be informed that users are permitted to use their
personal photographic devices to take images of holdings preserved by the
Public Records Office of the Government Records Service (GRS) in the
Search Room of the GRS without any charges subject to certain conditions.
 Details of this arrangement can be found at:
[1]https://www.grs.gov.hk/en/use_and_reprod...

 

 

Ms Katherine Yip

(for Director of Administration)     

 

 

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Raina LC NG/TSYB,

4個附件

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

             I refer to our email dated 31 July 2023 regarding your
application seeking additional information in relation to your request for
the Estimates for the year ending 31 March 1998, 1999 and 2000 (“the
requested information”).

 

2.           As we need more time to consider the legal advice obtained,
we will provide you with a substantive reply in due course.  Pursuant to
paragraph 1.18 of the Code on Access to Information, you will be advised
further in relation to your application on or before 12 September 2023.

 

 

Regards,

 

Ms Raina NG
Access to Information Officer
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (The Treasury Branch)
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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From: Raina LC NG/TSYB
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2023 7:15 PM
To: 'NYP L.' <[10][FOI #1384 email]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Request for Information of
Budget (from 1997/98 - 1999/00)

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

             Thank you for your email of 24 July 2023 seeking additional
information in relation to your request for the Estimates for the year
ending 31 March 1998, 1999 and 2000 (“the requested information”).

 

2.          Regarding your enquiry whether the visitor/reader’s act of
taking photos/filming of publications available for viewing by the public
is allowed in the public libraries and Public Records Office, the Leisure
and Cultural Services Department and the Chief Secretary for
Administration's Office will give you replies directly.  For other parts
of your enquiries, we will return to you in due course. 

 

 

Regards,

 

Ms Raina NG
Access to Information Officer
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (The Treasury Branch)
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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Raina LC NG/TSYB,

4個附件

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

             I refer to your email of 24 July 2023 seeking additional
information in relation to your request for the Estimates for the years
ending 31 March 1998, 1999 and 2000 (“the requested information”).

 

2.          Your views regarding the Budget documents are well noted
whilst at present there is no plan to upload the Estimates before 2001
onto the Internet.   Generally there is no objection to uploading the
requested information reproduced in the public libraries or the Public
Records Office onto the Internet for non-commercial purposes, subject to
the terms and conditions set out below –

 

(a)      the requested information must not be used for re-sale or
commercial distribution purpose;

(b)     the requested information must be reproduced accurately; and

(c)      the source of the requested information must be identified and
the copyright status acknowledged.

 

Please note that the above general permission given to you is revocable,
non-transferrable either in whole or in part.  Besides, you have no right
to claim exclusive use of the requested information. 

 

3.          Please also refer to the replies from the Leisure and Cultural
Services Department and the Chief Secretary for Administration’s Office
regarding the respective policies of the public libraries and the Public
Records Office on taking photographs and videos of the materials in their
collection.

 

 

Regards,

 

Ms Raina NG
Access to Information Officer
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (The Treasury Branch)
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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From: Raina LC NG/TSYB
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2023 7:26 PM
To: 'NYP L.' <[FOI #1384 email]>
Subject: Fw: Freedom of Information request - Request for Information of
Budget (from 1997/98 - 1999/00)

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

             I refer to our email dated 31 July 2023 regarding your
application seeking additional information in relation to your request for
the Estimates for the year ending 31 March 1998, 1999 and 2000 (“the
requested information”).

 

2.           As we need more time to consider the legal advice obtained,
we will provide you with a substantive reply in due course.  Pursuant to
paragraph 1.18 of the Code on Access to Information, you will be advised
further in relation to your application on or before 12 September 2023.

 

 

Regards,

 

Ms Raina NG
Access to Information Officer
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (The Treasury Branch)
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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From: Raina LC NG/TSYB
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2023 7:15 PM
To: 'NYP L.' <[19][FOI #1384 email]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Request for Information of
Budget (from 1997/98 - 1999/00)

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

             Thank you for your email of 24 July 2023 seeking additional
information in relation to your request for the Estimates for the year
ending 31 March 1998, 1999 and 2000 (“the requested information”).

 

2.          Regarding your enquiry whether the visitor/reader’s act of
taking photos/filming of publications available for viewing by the public
is allowed in the public libraries and Public Records Office, the Leisure
and Cultural Services Department and the Chief Secretary for
Administration's Office will give you replies directly.  For other parts
of your enquiries, we will return to you in due course. 

 

 

Regards,

 

Ms Raina NG
Access to Information Officer
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (The Treasury Branch)
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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