HA NOI — Plans for legislative work during 2013 were on the agenda at a National Assembly meeting in the capital city yesterday, as deputies discussed which laws should be given priority for consideration.
One of the top priorities for next year's legislators may be amendments to the Land Law, as land-related issues are increasingly causing public controversy.
According to Phan Trung Ly, chairman of the NA's Law Committee, the Government suggested 59 draft laws and three draft ordinances be included in next year's Program on Building Law and Ordinance. Laws must be in the program to be eligible for consideration and possible amendments.
Ly said it was necessary for relevant authorities to make clear definitions of the necessity, scale, subjects and basic content of these draft laws and ordinances before listing them in the program.
Deputies agreed that the laws contributing to institutionalise the instruments of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam should be prioritised.
According to them, it was necessary to soon amend the Land Law as land-related issues were becoming more common, making up 70 per cent of complaints and petitions made by the public.
Deputy Vo Thi Dung from HCM City said the drafting agency should improve their work on ensuring the quality of the amendments to the Land Law.
Deputies suggested that there should be a specific mechanism for building and implementing laws and ordinances to ensure their effectiveness and feasibility.
Deputy Nguyen Thai Hoc from Phu Yen Province said the responsibility of leaders at law drafting agencies should be carefully regulated.
Deputies agreed with the Standing Committee's proposal that the Government would take responsibility for entrusting suitable agencies to keep studying draft laws.
Deputies also agreed to add list the draft laws of Employment and Science and Technology for consideration during legislative work in 2013. — VNS