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Monday, June 26, 2017

NA Standing Committee prepares for last session of 13th Legislature

Updated: 11:00’ - 18/02/2016
Preparations for the upcoming 11th meeting of the XIIIth National Assembly (NA) were among the key tasks of the NA Standing Committee, said NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung at the Committee’s 45th session that opened in Hanoi on February 17.
National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung speaks at the 45th session of the NA Standing Committee__Photo: VNA

The 11th meeting, the last gathering of the XIIIth Legislature, scheduled for March, will scrutinize rafts of major matters decisive to the success of the NA in the entire 2011-16 tenure, Hung said.

Lawmakers will look into working reports of the President, the Government, the Prime Minister, the NA, the NA Standing Committee, the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court and the Procurator General of the Supreme People’ s Procuracy of the 2011-16 tenure, he added.

The law-making body will basically complete guidelines for the realization of the 2013 Constitution, adopt major laws to concretize the Constitution and decide on the national socio-economic development plan for the next five years.

Another important matter expected to heat up the meeting is preparations for the election of deputies to the XIVth NA and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2016-21 tenure, the top legislator said.

During the opening session, deputies gave feedback to a proposal on revision of the 2016 law- and ordinance-making program.

Many lawmakers suggested accelerating the passage of the draft Law on Asset Auction, explaining the early passage of the draft law would help increase synchronous law enforcement as it had close links with other legal documents such as the revised Civil Code and revised Civil Procedure Code.

They also proposed submission of the draft Law on Demonstration to the 11th meeting as it was important for enforcing the 2013 Constitution and guaranteeing human rights and citizens’ rights.

However, Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong said the Government had proposed the NA Standing Committee to permit delayed submission of the draft law because there remained divergent opinions on major contents of the draft, which required more time for further study.

NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu concluded that the draft Law on Demonstration should be submitted at the 11th session of the XIIIth NA, while the draft Law on Asset Auction should be further finalized for being passed at the second session of the XIVth Legislature. The draft laws on public administration and provisional urgent measures also need to be further studied.

The week-long session is scheduled to hear draft reports collecting feedback on the revised draft laws on press, child protection, care and education, and pharmacy.- (VNA/VLLF)


 

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