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NA plans to re-organise operations

Update: May, 17/2014 - 08:15
Stating that NA deputies must be at the centre, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said it was essential to have clear regulations on functions, tasks and the authority of deputies.— VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Hoa

HA NOI (VNS)— National Assembly Standing Committee members yesterday agreed there was a need to renew and revise the Law on National Assembly Organisation.

Discussing draft amendments to the law, deputies said they had new content relating to the operation of the National Assembly in line with Party policies and the Constitution.

Stating that NA deputies must be at the centre, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said it was essential to have clear regulations on functions, tasks and the authority of deputies.

Regarding the operation of the NA Council for Ethnic Affairs, council chairman Ksor Phuoc proposed adding a regulation that members of ethnic groups without NA representatives be invited to attend council meetings and discuss issues and policies relating to ethnic affairs.

Later, the deputies discussed draft amendments to the Pharmacy Law. They said the law needed revising because some of its regulations were no longer suitable.

They also discussed amendments to increase State management over the sector and to help promote the development of the pharmaceutical industry.

Regarding drug prices, several deputies agreed it was necessary to manage drug prices to ensure the interests of all sides. Some said it was essential to have clear regulations that were in line with the Pricing Law.

They said the State would help stabilise drug prices when there were fluctuations for essential drugs, products paid for out of the State budget or drugs supplied to the disadvantaged.

It was also necessary to increase inspections and punish those who violated drug price management, they said.

The same day, deputies also discussed draft amendments to the Law on Vietnamese nationality. — VNS

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