Parliament calls on the government to send the Law of the year 2015
BAGHDAD – Alaa al-Tai – Shaima Rashid
The Cabinet decided to form a ministerial committee headed by Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari and a number of ministers and advisers in order to speed up the completion of the federal budget for 2014, called upon the Finance Committee parliamentary government to shoulder its responsibility to send the law next year’s budget to the House of Representatives as soon as possible.
This comes at a time confirmed the decision which the House of Representatives, Niazi Ihsanoglu, that the process of ratification of the budget represents the most prominent Aaloyat Council in the next stage, especially after the completion of naming all the ministers of the new government.
The sources in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, revealed in an interview earlier “morning” about the near completion of a draft federal budget for 2014, indicating the success of the ministerial committee technically competent in resolving 80 percent of its clauses and problems included.
The Director of the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr. Mahdi Keywords in an interview for the “morning” about the government’s determination to resolve the federal budget for the current year 2014 next week, by offering ministerial committee formed under the chairmanship of the Minister of Finance and a number of ministers and advisers recently for its final report within days for approval at the meeting of the Council of Ministers to be held next Tuesday. ”
Alak said: “The Council of Ministers meeting held recently under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi, discussed the financial situation to counterbalance the 2014 Federal, noting that the Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari reviewed during the meeting the financial statements and the challenges faced by the ministerial committee in charge of preparing the federal budget for 2014 in general and processors needed for approval and forwarded to the House of Representatives. ”
Alak said, that the meeting witnessed the agreement on the formation of a ministerial committee headed by the new Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari and a number of ministers and advisers, in order to provide its final report on the budget in the next session of the Council. ”
He continued, “The aim of the formation of the committee to find treatments for the fiscal deficit and reduce the search unnecessary expenses and provide a cash budget before the end of the fiscal year.”
Furthermore, attributed the head of the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives, an MP for the Liberal block Magda al-Tamimi, told the “morning”, the reasons for delay in approving the budget in 2014 to the difficult conditions experienced by the country, noting that “the Commission does not need to be competent to finish their tasks and forwarded to the Parliament as soon as possible. ”
Tamimi said it had received phone calls from the Prime Minister’s Office, in which he confirmed that next Monday will see a cabinet session to discuss the financial statements and will inform the Commission of the details on what result in the meeting with him.
It noted that the House of Representatives, according to the constitution binding to cancel his holiday legislature in the event of the arrival of the budget to him, pending the completion of the discussion and voting on them, noting that the parliamentary Finance Committee did not receive the current year budget in 2014 from the government for discussion so far, attributed the reason to the lack of completion and containment problems, asserting that Parliament is currently responsible for the delay in approval and is awaiting the arrival of the Council of Ministers.
In a related context, said Tamimi: that the parliamentary finance committee, which is chaired, held a meeting this week to discuss the fate of the budget of the year 2015, and received as scheduled through October of this, in order to be considered and approved by the 31 of December of this year to avoid repeating past mistakes that led to the delay in approving the budget in 2014.
In turn, the decision of the House of Representatives said, Niazi Ihsanoglu, in a statement singled out the “morning” that the ratification of the budget is one of the main priorities of the Parliament for the coming period, especially after the completion of the government formation.
He stressed Ihsanoglu, on the need to speed up the government to send the budget to the parliament, and to avoid a political disaster, as far as Colh.mn his part, called on the President of the Age of the Parliamentary Committee temporary charge of approving the budget next year, Ahmed al-Haj Rashid, “The government has to bear the responsibility to send the budget in 2015 “.
Alhaji Rashid said in an interview for the “morning” he “and according to the Financial Administration Act and the public debt must send the budget in the tenth day of this month, and thus any delay in the budget may lead to a delay in approving investment projects and their implementation.”
He added, said the delay in the budget more could lead to the creation of a defect in the national economy, and cause delays in the provincial budget as well, calling on the governments of the center and the province to find solutions to outstanding problems.
And between, he is scheduled to come delegation to Baghdad to negotiate this matter during this week, noting that the 2014 budget has not ratified by Parliament, but are only of the financial statements.
In the meantime, a parliamentary source revealed the “morning” for the establishment of a session on the federal budget starts today in Kurdistan, with the participation of 150 deputies.
The source added, that this session will be held on the basis of Parliament need to understand fully the federal budget, adding that the House of Representatives candidates Siksmon three meals.