Consultation paper on Consent to prosecute certain conspiracies


16 August 2004

Ms Stella Chan

Government Counsel

Department of Justice

Legal Policy Division

1/F., High Block

Queensway Government Offices

66 Queensway, Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Chan,

Consultation paper: consent to prosecute certain conspiracies

I refer to you letter dated 4 August 2004, in which you
set out a proposal to amend the law of conspiracy. The proposal is to
require that when a substantive offence requires the consent of (in most
cases) the Secretary for Justice or her delegate then a charge of conspiracy
to commit that offence also requires consent by the Secretary (or her

The proposal is clearly a sensible one.

Yours sincerely,

Edward Chan, SC


Hong Kong Bar Association