Three draft laws tabled in FNC

The federal government has tabled three draft laws in the Federal National Council pertaining to compulsory education, plant genetic resources for food and agriculture and amendments to the federal decree No. 2 for 2004 on the establishment of the Emirates Identity Authority (Eida).

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Published: Tue 18 Sep 2012, 9:34 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:11 PM

According to the letter sent by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for FNC Affairs Dr Anwar Mohammed Gargash and to FNC Speaker Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, the drafts were tabled following endorsement by the Cabinet during its session held on July 22, 2012.

The explanatory note for the proposed compulsory education law states that education is one of the fundamental elements of progress. The note quotes Article 17 of the constitution which emphasises that education is compulsory at the primary level and that it is free at all levels.

The proposed law on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture is aimed at ensuring conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic as food for humans or as feeds for animals.

The note on the proposed amendments to Eida establishment law provides for changing the frequency of Eida board meeting from monthly to quarterly.

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