Consultation Paper on Proposed Legislation for the Prevention of Child Pornography

7. Combination into One Bill

22. In view of the common objective of protection of children against sexual exploitation, we have decided that the Prevention of Child Pornography Bill and the Crimes (Amendment) Bill 1999 should be combined as one bill. This should facilitate the Legislative Council's consideration of the whole set of proposals during the legislative process. Subject to public views and comments, the Bill will incorporate the proposals explained in paragraphs 9 - 21 above. It will also reflect as appropriate the technical and textual comments on the published Bills.