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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

Date set to start legislative session

The Government announced today that in accordance with section 4(3) of the Legislative Council Ordinance, the Chief Executive in Council has specified January 1, 2022 as the commencement date of the Seventh Legislative Council.   The Chief Executive has also specified January 12, 2022 as the commencement date of the 2022 legislative session under section 9(2) of the Legislative Council Ordinance and specified 11am of that date for holding the first meeting of the Legislative Council in accordance with section 10(1) of the same ordinance.   Notices announcing the commencement dates of the Seventh Legislative Council and the 2022 legislative session as well as the date and time of holding the council’s first meeting were gazetted today.
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