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FNC to Discuss Amendments to Federal Draft Laws on Tuesday

Adel Arafah / 8 March 2009

ABU DHABI - The Federal National Council (FNC) will discuss next Tuesday, draft amendments to
some provisions of the federal law which bans updating, producing and storing chemical weapons in the UAE.

“The amendments are in compliance with the International convention on banning chemical weapons, and thus show the commitment of the UAE to it,” FNC Deputy Speaker Dr. Ahmed bin Shabib Al Dhahiri told Khaleej Times.

The house will also discuss draft amendments to the federal law on the establishment of the Federal Customs Authority and the draft federal law on Shaikh Zayed Housing Scheme.

The three drafts have been referred to the House by the cabinet. Three other draft laws referred to the FNC by the cabinet are Draft law on the amendment of some provisions of the federal law on the rules governing the preparation of the budget and the final statement of account, federal draft law on the salaries of the prime minister, deputy prime minister and a draft federal law on credit information.  The FNC will also discuss the setting up of the National Statistics centre, policies of Education Ministry, Policies of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority and the policy of the higher education and scientific research.  The council will also listen to replies of ministers to six questions, of which four are directed to Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs on studying the conditions of retired employees regarding the increase of theirsalaries, and list the free lance and self-employed nationals in the pensions and social welfares law; merger of real estate bank and the emirates industrial bank as well as differences in salaries of employees of federal government departments.

Minister of Labour Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash will answer a question on the termination of nationals working in private sector, while Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohammed Anwar Gargash will answer a question on human rights.

 adel@khaleejtimes.com

 
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