Q&A strengthens National Assembly’s oversight function

(VOVWORLD) -The National Assembly’s Q&A session concluded on Wednesday after three days of intense exchange of words. Major national socio-economic issues were debated.
Q&A strengthens National Assembly’s oversight function - ảnh 1The 14th National Assembly's 5th session

Questions focused on 4 areas: traffic and transportation, natural resources and environment, labor, invalids and social affairs, and education and training. Deputy Prime Ministers and Ministers of the relevant sectors answered deputies’ questions.

Q&A session reform

The National Assembly has reformed the Q&A session by setting rules for direct questions and answers. Each question should last one minute and after 3 deputies raising questions, a cabinet member should answer shortly. Time for each answer is 3 minutes.

Nguyen Thanh Hai, member of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee and Head of the National Assembly’s Committee for People’s Aspiration, said: “We have responded to voters’ wishes that the National Assembly reform, stay close to life, and reflect the people’s aspirations. We have chosen issues for questioning and the people responsible for answers. The format of the Q&A session was piloted at the National Assembly’s Standing Committee’s meetings.”

National Assembly concerned of socio-economic development

The National Assembly presented 250 questions and cabinet members answered almost all of the questions on the spot. The ministers will also give written after the meeting.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan told the closing session: “Deputies have shown passion and responsibility in formulating specific questions to clarify problems. Cabinet members and Heads of the Supreme People’s Court and Supreme People’s Procuracy deeply understood what happened in their sectors, had clear answers and a strong commitment to resolving problems and improving management efficiency and discipline. The National Assembly appreciate the serious and responsible manner of deputies and cabinet members in promptly handling problems to boost socio-economic development, ensure social security and equality, and improve people’s living conditions.”

But Mrs. Ngan said some pending issues have been resolved slowly and urged for resolute determination to create real breakthroughs. “The deputies have identified our shortcomings and shown their responsibility to work with the government, sectors, and localities to implement socio-economic tasks for national development and people’s prosperity. Some voters’ requests on governance can be implemented immediately but some issues relating to many sectors need to wait for policy revision for their systematic implementation.”

The National Assembly’s Standing Committee will submit draft resolution on the Q&A session to the National Assembly. Once approved, the resolution will provide a foundation for future oversight.

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