I move that the Appropriation Bill 2007 be
read a second time.
the economy, promoting employment and improving
people's livelihood" have been my consistent policy
objectives over the years since I became Financial
are also my guiding principles in formulating the
I believe that our economic development over
the past few years confirms that they are on the
gratitude goes to various sectors of the community
for the invaluable suggestions they have given me
over the past few months.
In pursuance of the Chief Executive's "proactive,
pragmatic, always people first" concept of
governance, I hope, by means of this Budget, to
leave wealth with the community where affordable,
balance the changing aspirations of our society,
and, while leaving room for the next Government,
contribute in a visionary way to the long-term
economic development, social harmony and stability
of Hong Kong.