The Immigration Department has received about 150 requests for assistance from single Mainland mothers who cannot apply for one-way permits, involving about 180 children in Hong Kong, Secretary for Security TK Lai says.
An inter-departmental working group has held its first meeting to discuss measures to enhance fire safety at mini-storage centres and similar premises. All mini-storage centres and similar premises will be inspected from June 28.
The Department of Justice has launched a seven-week public consultation on a proposed arrangement with the Mainland on reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments on matrimonial and related matters.
The Fire Services Department has set up condolence points for people to mourn the firefighters who have died in the Ngau Tau Kok fire - Senior Station Officer Thomas Cheung and Senior Fireman Samuel Hui.
The Fire Services Department, Buildings Department, Lands Department, Labour Department and other agencies will inspect all mini-storage sites and similar premises as soon as possible, Secretary for Security TK Lai says.
The Government attaches great importance to the genuineness of immigration applications, and is concerned with cases involving "One-way Permits" obtained through unlawful means, Secretary for Security TK Lai tells legislators.