Parliamentary Finance suspends its work until further notice
The first 2023/05/28
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The Finance Committee suspended its work until further notice, following the request of the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Shakhwan Abdullah, to correct the number of its members to (23) instead of the current (24), calling on the Finance Committee to suspend its work until the imbalance is addressed, the course corrected, and the number of committee members restructured to the prescribed number. And Abdullah stressed, in a statement: the need to adhere to the laws and the provisions of the constitution and the internal system, explaining that the House of Representatives is the official body for enacting laws and the law and internal order must be applied away from political pleasantries.
In turn, a member of the Finance Committee, Saad Awad Al-Tobi, told Al-Sabah: “A letter arrived from the second deputy, Shakhwan Abdullah, in which we demanded the suspension of our work,” indicating that the committee had almost finished its work and there was nothing left but to vote on the budget as a whole. Suspension of the committee's work violates the parliament's bylaws, which stipulate that suspending the work of the committees is exclusively the prerogative of the Speaker of Parliament, indicating that the committee will continue its side work and discussions, as he put it.
According to al-Toubi, the Parliamentary Finance intended to send a letter to the Presidency of Parliament in order to set a date for holding the voting session on the budget after it had finished voting on all its items.
Al-Tubi said, in a previous interview with "Al-Sabah": The draft budget sent by the government has undergone some changes, including the share of the Kurdistan region, pointing out that passing the reduction of the share of the region or not is left to the vote of Parliament, whether by acceptance or rejection.
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