National Assembly to convene third session in next May hinh anh 1Overview of the NA Standing Committee's fifth meeting (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly’s (NA) Standing Committee on December 19 discussed the preparations for the third session, which is scheduled to last 22 and a half days from May 22, 2017.

During the session, the NA deputies will focus on law building by adopting 13 bills, one draft resolution, while debating eight other bills.

They will discuss reports by the Government on the socio-economic performance and State budget situation in 2016 as well as the implementation of plans in the first months of 2017. The legislators plan to spend one day to perform supervision over the implementation of law and policy on food safety.

Some proposed the lengthening of question-and-answer session, so as deputies have more time for discussion.

According to NA General Secretary Nguyen Hanh Phuc, the draft law on communal police and the draft revised law on corruption prevention and control, which were been erased from the agenda of the second session, will be debate at the upcoming third session, together with the amendments and supplements to a number of articles of the 2015 Penal Code.

Assessing the outcomes of the second session, members of the NA Standing Committee agreed that it was a success and created strong impression on voters thanks to the straightforward debates and effectiveness of the discussion.

The session’s agenda was arranged reasonably with flexible adjustment, they said, adding that the increase of the plenary discussion on socio-economic issues to three days from 2.5 days was a proper change.

However, they also pointed out that the progress and quality of the preparation for a number of bills and resolutions failed to meet expectations, while the number of questions raised during the session was too high thus was not thoroughly answered.-VNA