Legal Committee: Parliamentary privileges will be canceled before the adoption of the House of Representatives


BAGHDAD / Ahmed al - Yassiri

Parliamentary Legal Committee confirmed, yesterday, seeking to abolish the privileges included in the draft House bill. Unveiling the proposal to postpone the second reading of the law until the end of the current legislative term, to make way for proposals blocs.
The State of Law bloc expressed its objection to the benefits included in the terms of the law, saying it seeks to call it off because it is "not consistent with the public interest."

In turn approved the Presidency of the Republic received the draft law of the presidency of the parliament, and it has sent in the form of a proposed bill to parliament in its current form.
Seen daily (range) on a draft of the House bill, which Parliament completed its first reading in the first of the new legislative term sessions.

The draft law includes 32 articles. Under certain provisions of the law on the granting of the parliament speaker and his two deputies and members of the House of Representatives material and moral privileges equal to the privileges of the prime minister and its members.

They Articles 10 and 11, of the law to the parliament speaker and his two deputies are paid what is received by the Prime Minister and his two deputies from the salary and allowances.

Parliament also will receive what is received by the Minister of the salary and allowances.
Article 12 gives the Attorney and members of his family, a diplomatic passport, to be maintained for a period of eight years after the end of the legislative session.

The bill also includes a non-refundable grant for once, given to the parliament speaker and his two deputies and deputies to secure the social and security requirements. The Vice-President has the power to determine the amount of the grant, according to Article 13 of the draft leaked.

Article 17 of the law and ensure the treatment of MP inside Iraq, in the case of exposure to illness or injury serious during service or of her puppies based on a decision issued by a medical commission formal competent, or beyond if the committee recommended Ptadhir treated inside Iraq and regulated by instructions issued by the President in accordance with his deputies.

Article 18 confirms that have a president and two deputies the power to the Prime Minister and the appropriate minister in relation to the introduction of the formations of the Council and amending his angel.

According to Article (20) to the establishment of a general secretariat of the Council headed by a Director and his two deputies, with the introduction of two-year degree positions managers and directors of departments and consultants within the Secretariat.

Article 22 of the law also provides for a number of advisers to the Council a private degree graduate, linked to the president and be responsible in front of him, and determines their number and their decision of the president and his two deputies.

The parliamentary blocs expressed its objection to the proposed draft law, did not see the need, because even with the deputy minister in material terms. But some lawmakers have indicated the existence of a consensus within the Parliament on the need for equal rights with the deputy minister.

In turn, the parliamentary legal committee confirmed pursuit parliament to lift the vertebrae privileges in the House of Representatives a draft law in the second reading.

The MP said Mohsen al-Sadoun, a member of the Commission, in a telephone conversation with (range), "The privileges will be lifted in the second reading," stressing that "the draft law has read the first reading," pointing out that "the second reading include discussion of proposals of members of the council to amend the law." .

Kurdish lawmaker pointed out that "the legal committee submitted a request to postpone the second reading of the draft to the end of the current legislative term in order to give an opportunity to submit proposals."

He says Sadoun that "the law came to organize the work of the legislature and not to make concessions," adding that his committee "will examine the draft proposals and thorough study."

But he admitted that the "majority of the suggestions you want there to be equality between the minister and human MP as stated in the Constitution, and not to give any privileges outside the Constitution," .bdorha said Samira al-Moussawi, a member of a cluster of state law that "the current draft of the law of the House of Representatives came from before presidency of the Republic, and the House of Representatives is obliged to put it on its agenda for discussion and legislation. " Confirmed al-Moussawi, told the (range), knowing the draft law, noting that "we found that there are many materials that are not consistent with the public interest."

She bloc member state of law "in principle to the refusal of some articles of the law, we need to discuss again the terms of the law." And it called for the need to reconsider the writing objectionable material on them, confirming the absence of the need to compare the MP privileges with Minister privileges.

Moussawi confirmed that the mass is not with any privileges detrimental to the public interest.

For its part, it recognized the presidency of the republic to re-draft law to parliament after receiving a copy of it and make some adjustments to its provisions.

Said Khalid Shwani, presidential spokesman, in an interview with the (range), that "after the election of the current parliamentary session in three months, was presented this project by the Presidency of the Council of Representatives to the Presidency of the Republic to submit the final form of the project" .oamna the Constitution, according to the Federal Court decision, House of Representatives proposing laws without consulting the government, especially if it involved financial commitments.

It seems that this is why the presidency of the parliament to make the law across the presidency of the republic that are entitled to propose draft laws and sent to the House of Representatives.

Says Khalid Shwani that "advisers Presidency held multiple meetings with advisers House of Representatives was agreed to prepare a final version of the draft law, and then the Presidency presented the draft to parliament."

The presidential adviser said, "the House of Representatives are the owners of jurisdiction in the legislation or not, or an amendment to the paragraphs." "The paragraphs of the law does not include violation of the law or the constitution."