House of Representatives vote on the bills and discuss reconstruction of Iraq's money contraband
House of Representatives voted in its regular XI, headed by Dr. Salim al-President of the Council and in the presence of 264 deputies on Monday 02/22/2016, the bills and finished reading one bill, in addition to discussing Iraq reconstruction money contraband.
At the outset of the meeting, the Council voted on a draft ratification of the cooperation agreement between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of plant protection agricultural quarantine and submitted by the committees of foreign, agriculture, water and marsh Relations Act in order to strengthen cooperation in this field and controlling the pests of plants and products and prevent their spread between the two countries .
The Council voted on a draft law amending the Civil Procedure Law No. (83) for the year 1969 and provided legal and financial committees, which came to change the value of cash and ease the opponents to challenge the decisions of the urgent matters to the resumption of the area in which they live in all cases and unify the extended challenge discrimination in the claims court the courts of first instance and claims of personal status and personal items as for speeding up the resolution of lawsuits.
On the other hand, the Council completed the first reading of the draft accession of the Republic of Iraq to the grain Agreement of 1995 and submitted by the Committees for Foreign and legal relations, economy and investment, which contributes to the strengthening of international cooperation in the international grain trade and to ensure the free flow of this trade to achieve the interests of all members and contribute to the stability of markets law international grain and enhance food security.
In another matter MP Najiba Najib directed questions verbally to the Minister of Commerce asked for the date of payment of dues of farmers for the years 2014 and 2015.
Mr. Mohamed Xiaa Sudanese Minister of Commerce, pointed out the agency that the ministry is responsible for the receipt of wheat crops and rice, and the payment of dues of farmers through financial allocations earmarked budget, noting that allocated in the budget amounts do not cover all the benefits that have accumulated, leading to increase the suffering of the peasants.
Mr. Sudanese He pointed out that marketed crop yields in 2014 amounted to 3.505 million tons of wheat, worth up to 2 trillion and 937 dinars, while the amount allocated more than 2 trillion dinars been disbursed 2 trillion and 13 billion dinars, while 924 billion dinars deficit.
The Minister of Trade and noted that the ministry I receive the quantities of wheat crops in 2015 3,000,023 amounted to a thousand tons of wheat was worth more than 2 trillion dinars, adding that the ministry is still Bzmtha debt amounting trillion dinars and 407 billion and 423 million dinars.
Mr. He Mohamed Soudani that the ministry is required to farmers up to 2 trillion 331 billion and 433 million dinars and harvest rice up to 40 billion dinars, adding that Iraq is on the verge of growing season makes for a new entitlement for payment of dues of farmers, noting that the 2016 budget allocations amounting to more than a trillion and 760 billion, the ministry has not received so far any amount, pointing to the likelihood of receiving about 50 billion dinars for the purpose of distribution, especially the payment of dues of farmers is linked to the improvement in the financial situation.
For its part suggested the MP Najiba Najib resorting to offset their debts and government debt being would ease the burden on the government and the possibility of issuing treasury bond amounts or borrowed from a bank in order to pay the debts of farmers.
In his response, Mr. Minister of Commerce stressed his desire not to debt deported to subsequent periods, indicating that the agreement was reached to add a paragraph budget in which the government is committed to finding the means and sources to pay the debts of farmers suspended interest on the Agricultural Bank of peasants who surrendered their crop loans, explaining that the Ministry of Commerce is considering a clearing on the debts of farmers as well as the issuance of bonds linked to the government.
For his part, MP Ahmad overtones own question submitted by the ministry regarding the percentage of dues Nineveh Exchange and that are not exchange any amount of them despite a recent ministry for payments to eligible farmers in the province Exchange.
In response to the Minister of Trade Ban he said the ministry has issued a decision to stop dealing with the areas not under government control, adding that the ministry addressed the Council of Ministers have repeatedly about the benefits of peasants and released after the decision to grant payments after the security checking and precedence, but the basic problem is related to a lack of financial allocations.
President al-Jubouri, and gave thanks to Mr. Minister of Commerce for attending the meeting praised the role of an MP Najiba Najib and MP Ahmad significance in providing oral questions to activate the oversight role of the House of Representatives.
Then the Council discussed the Iraq reconstruction funds smuggled and reports of the relevant committees on the subject in the presence of representatives from a number of ministries and security agencies, and Banking and competent representative of the judiciary.
At the outset of hosting Mr. Speaker welcomed Messrs attendance, noting that the Council will hold further hearings on the issue of smuggling of Iraq's money they need to in-depth research.
In the interventions of Mr. Ezzat Tawfiq, deputy head of the Integrity Commission stressed that the issue of recovery of looted funds is complicated and thorny, especially with the size of the external and internal challenges, adding that the legal system and laws on accountability and justice and fairness in which some of the challenges, adding that the Integrity Commission relies steps in coordination with the Foreign Ministry after View complete to then be piped to the State concerned.
Mr. Vice-President of the Integrity Commission and pointed out that the main problem is the lack of information and poor coordination with the concerned authorities to keep track of the money and unify efforts on money stolen abroad, revealed the existence of 37 file is ready with the Integrity Commission for looted funds in some countries that do not cooperate with Iraq in return money.
For his part, Mr. Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance Fadel Prophet explained that the ministry contacted several third parties, without getting any information as a proposed law in this regard is waiting for legislation presented by the House of Representatives.
For his part, Mr. Salah Khalaf Nuri President of the Office of Financial Supervision Agency that the problem lies in the commission given to the views of assistance in the recovery of the money will be sending money smuggled a report to the Integrity Committee .
For his part, Mr. Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry to draw that track the money smuggled falls within the jurisdiction of the Department of Legal Affairs, where you start from the circle further investigate and the Department of recovery in the Integrity Commission and then the competent court to issue a decision, pointing to the absence of diplomatic representation in the country on the accused Vtm coordination with the international.
He stressed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are Boajptha entrusted to it about the money smuggled restore a file.
For his part, between Mr. Ali Keywords central bank governor said the central bank outside the framework of systems for follow-up file, but the money looted Maitalq provide information, stressing the need to conclude memorandums of understanding with countries around the world to exchange information and to recover the money and people.
Mr. Keywords The central bank said over the past years did not pay much attention to this subject because there obstacle is not to control the movement of funds after conversion out of Iraq, calling for activating the reporting of money laundering at the CBI office by providing all the supplies necessary to do his job.
For its part, he indicated Judge Hana Ali Fayyad, a member of the public prosecutor and represented the Supreme Judicial Council that the public prosecutor to follow up and recovery of smuggled money and regulate the money files, and make decisions and its submission to the states where there are people of the accused has been sentenced to order money and people involved with corruption and send those provisions of the countries present In which.
This was followed by the Integrity Commission, the parliamentary report on the money smuggled indicated where that money diverted to the two first belong to the period before 2003 and subject to the Department of Finance and economic pursuits in the accountability and justice and the second concerning the money obtained through corruption and illicit business after 2003, which requires recovery of the issuance of judicial decisions with international memorandums or bilateral agreements between Iraq and other countries.
The Commission pointed out having hosted the relevant departments managers Recovery, to see how the recovery process procedures and obstacles facing their work as well as meeting a number of ambassadors for the purpose of benefiting from the experiences of these countries and cooperation with Iraq.
The Commission noted that the follow-up action to recover Iraq's money problem Fund under Law No. 9 of 2012 revealed not recover any amount in spite of the presence of deposits of Iraq in countries also could not the Fund's Board proposal to management or hold any international agreements as well as the failure to take action on files oil-for-food.
The committee recommended to activate or modify Fund Act to recover Alammwal No. 9 for the year 2012 and demand by requiring all ministries, institutions and provincial councils determine the value of the damage to their constituencies with the importance of the pressure on countries that fall in the agreements for cooperation retrieves convicted and money as well as the importance of studying the experiences of countries in the fight against corruption.
For his part, MP Faleh ask sarees chairman of the Finance Committee about the size of Almalbg contraband that have been counted so far and the role of the Council of Ministers in the follow-up action to recover Iraq's money and procedures for the stated fund accounts.
He called on the President of the Foreign Relations Committee, MP Hassan Chuird to coordination between the executive authorities and agencies to follow Alaniaabh file recovery with high professionalism and to produce tangible results.
Prime said the legal committee MP Mahmoud Hassan that the recovery files have been completed by a competent judge in accordance with legal procedures and clear which is contrary to the claim of some countries there is a lack of recovery files, calling on the public prosecution to submit a full inventory of all recovery files, urging the Integrity Commission to use the Convention concerning organized crime and the fight against corruption in order to follow up the issues and claim the funds contraband.
In turn Mr. Speaker stressed that the Council considers that display a special session to discuss the recovery of looted funds to the people as part of his commitment and responsibility in addressing the sensitive subject and it is important, noting that the current session is only beginning to open up an important and dangerous file for the detection of looted funds.
Mr. President of the Council and the face of the formation of a supreme committee under the supervision of the Vice Chairman of the House of Representatives and the membership of the heads of committees of integrity, finance and foreign affairs, legal, security, defense and accountability and justice as well as to make way for Vice President of the Council annexation of see it fit to the Commission, which will trade in all related activities in numbers and names, referring to a hearing will be rescheduled later, involving various stakeholders and competent to recover money looted file.
Mr. Jubouri announced that the next meeting will offer a blog parliamentary behavior, which will include measures concerning Maisdr of conduct and behavior related to convention parliamentarian, noting the intention display the names of absentees from the ladies and gentlemen MPs, especially those who have reached the final limit of absence and exhausted vacations where they will be the rules of procedure in this matter He pointed to the existence of a parliamentary request to include the heads of independent bodies process modification, change and vote within the Council to end the stage of the State Administration Agency, stressing that the House will satisfy consistently issue of administration by proxy.
And then it decides to adjourn the meeting to next Tuesday 01/03/2016.
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