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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

Govt respects HKU decision

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung said today the Government respects the University of Hong Kong’s decision to deny all students who attended the HKU Students’ Union Council meeting on July 7 from accessing the campus.   At a media session after attending radio programmes, Mr Yeung made the response when he was asked if it is fair to those council members when they have not yet been arrested nor convicted.   He said: “The University of Hong Kong made the decision due to risk assessment and the control of exposure to unnecessary risks. It made the decision based on its internal procedures and own assessment. So we will respect its decision based on that.”
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