Lawmakers talk draft law on supervision work of elected agencies hinh anh 1Legislator Nguyen Thi Phuc from Binh Thuan is speaking at the meeting (Source:VNA)
National Assembly deputies gave opinions on the draft Law on Supervisory Activities of the National Assembly and People’s Councils during the second day of the legislature’s 10 th meeting in Hanoi on October 21.

The basic content of the draft received approval from most deputies, while opinions were focused on several specific stipulations.

Many deputies approved the draft regulations on holding question-and-answer sessions at meetings of the NA, the NA Standing Committee, the People’s Councils and the permanent People’s Councils.

However, some called for stipulations that officials subject to written questions must make their reply in person at Q&A sessions.

Deputy Huynh Nghia from Da Nang suggested that Articles 15 and 60 should contain stipulations that officials are not allowed to assign their subordinates to reply to questions during question-and-answer sessions.

On October 22, the NA will discuss in groups the implementation of the socio-economic development plan and the State budget for 2015 and the socio-economic development plan and budget estimates for 2016.

They are also due to review the outcomes of national target programmes for 2011-2015, propose investment directions for such programmes in the 2016-2020 period, and consider solutions to the use of remaining government bonds of projects on upgrading the National Highway 1A and the Ho Chi Minh Trail through the Central Highlands.-VNA