The House of Representatives ends discussion of the budget of 2019 and completes the reading of two laws (expanded)


 

Release date: 2019/1/10 20:05 
BAGHDAD (AFP) – The House of Representatives in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Mohammed al-Halbusi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives on Thursday, in the presence of 198 deputies, discussed the draft financial budget for 2019 and completed the first reading of the two laws while discussing the allocation of land plots for employees of the Ministries of Interior and Defense.
At the start of the session, President Halabousi directed the committees of foreign relations, security and defense to investigate allegations of visiting Iraqi delegations to the Zionist entity, calling for the formation of a joint committee of the Regions, Security and Defense Committees on the situation in Sinjar. 
Nofal Baha Mousa was sworn in as Minister of Immigration and Displaced. 
The Council completed the discussion of the draft Federal Budget Law of the Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2019 submitted by the Finance Committee.
The MPs’ interventions focused on addressing the issue of lecturers and granting them the minimum wage in order to ensure the continuation of their work and to provide the necessary funds to return the displaced to their areas of residence and pay the end of service benefits to former army officers and increase the amounts allocated to wheat and barley. In addition to increasing the support of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the intelligence and national security and the allocation of functional grades for Turkmen in all institutions, especially in the areas where they are concentrated component and the need to support the card Rationing.
And stressed the interventions on the importance of supporting the investment budget in terms of the development of the regions and work on the investment of land in the province of Babylon to establish oil refineries and the construction of large industrial projects to run the labor force and emphasize the need for the parliamentary strategic planning committee to study the compatibility of the public budget with the government program presented by the Prime Minister, With the need to increase the amount allocated to the licensing contracts for the Kurdistan Region and provide the final accounts of the previous budgets as well as allocate a percentage of the amounts of loans received in the budget to the institution of martyrs in order to build housing complexes for the families of martyrs.
The interventions during the session, headed by Mr. Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, First Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives on the call to allocate sufficient amounts to compensate private property that was damaged for the province of Nineveh and other provinces affected by terrorism and urge to find clear solutions in the budget to reduce unemployment and the need not to increase The real estate tax as it will negatively affect the growth of this important sector as well as the importance of the adoption of the $ 50 price to sell one barrel of oil within the budget and work to compensate the residential role surrounding the shrine of the military imams (P) in Samarra with the development of national mechanisms to invest The citizen’s money through voluntary saving. 
In its response to the interventions, the Finance Committee expressed its readiness to receive the proposals of the deputies on the federal budget for its maturity.
The Council completed the first reading of the proposed amendment to the Law of Service and Military Retirement No. 3 of 2010, submitted by the Security and Defense Committee, for the presence of a group of volunteer contractors as soldiers in the ministry for long periods, and some of them were martyred and wounded others and provided the ministry with non-fundamental elementary certificates that did not affect any A legal or financial center for the expelled soldiers, in addition to that the ministry has trained and qualified them to carry out military duties.
The Council concluded the first reading of the proposal to amend the service and retirement law of the Internal Security Forces No. 18 of 2011, submitted by the Security and Defense Committee, as a segment of the affiliated police and employees within the ministry’s staff for long periods and some of whom were martyred and wounded others and provided the ministry with non-fundamental elementary certificates, Affect any legal or financial center for the expelled members, in addition to that the ministry has trained and qualified them to carry out the duties of policing. 
The Council postponed the first reading of the draft law to address the abuses of housing and submitted by the committees of services, reconstruction and legal. 
On the other hand, the Council discussed the issue of allocating land plots for employees of the Ministries of Interior and Defense.
At the beginning of the hosting, First Vice-President of the Council, Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, stressed that the Iraqi state since its establishment allocated residential land to employees in various fields, but the past years have seen a large disparity and imbalance and justice in the distribution of land, noting the volume of applications filed by those covered in Baghdad and the general provinces and The ability of the Municipality of Baghdad and the municipalities to provide and prepare the infrastructure, which requires hard work to provide all the necessary supplies to provide land with all services in it. 
Al-Kaabi pointed out that the House of Representatives is required to provide residential land for employees to establish a role to secure the future of their families, stressing the importance of there be a serious pause of deputies in coordination with the government to serve the people and follow-up file provision of residential land for staff.
The deputies stressed in their interventions the need to legislate a law to ensure the distribution of residential land to all Iraqis and to move towards vertical construction and the inclusion of different segments of the people with the importance of building residential complexes and selling apartments at subsidized prices or granting the beneficiaries instead of cash instead of the land, pointing to the importance of dealing fairly in the distribution Land for employees or employees of the Ministries of Interior and Defense in Baghdad and the provision of services in the lands that were distributed in previous years

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