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Welfare cases dip 0.2%

The overall Comprehensive Social Security Assistance caseload dropped by 459 cases to 199,941 in January, down 0.2% from December last year, the Social Welfare Department announced today.   The total number of recipients was 273,349.   Low-earnings cases registered a month-to-month reduction of 0.8% to 1,568. Unemployment cases fell 0.6% to 17,075.   Single parent cases dropped 0.5% to 20,385. Old age cases dipped 0.3% to 112,032.   Meanwhile, ill-health cases increased 0.3% to 27,817, and permanent disability cases remained steady at 17,164. http://dlvr.it/T32R7Z

SJ to visit BJ

 Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng will visit Beijing from July 27 to 30.   In Beijing, she will meet officials from various ministries and authorities and sign co-operation arrangements to enhance training and exchanges between the Mainland and Hong Kong on legal, dispute resolution and deal-making services.   Ms Cheng will travel to Beijing from Shenzhen tomorrow and return to Hong Kong via Shenzhen on July 31.
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