The earliest version of the legislation published in HKeL is the legislation as in force on 30 June 1997. If a provision of an existing Ordinance or subsidiary legislation is amended (whether in the form of textual amendment or repeal) after 30 June 1997, the provision as amended will be stored in a separate document file as a new version bearing a different "Version Date" (which is the commencement date of the amendment). These past versions are still being kept in the HKeL database and are retrievable.
To search for different versions of a particular provision or a whole chapter, please click onto the different version dates marked on the timeline or listed in the point-in-time drop-down box.
The past version of the old Ordinance in whole enactment mode can also be accessed from the link below: