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FNC members to raise 11 questions in 15th, 16th sessions

Council will discuss draft federal law on archaeological sites

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ABU DHABI: The Federal National Council (FNC) will hold its 15th and 16th sessions of the second ordinary session of the 16th legislative chapter next Tuesday and Wednesday at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi to discuss a draft federal law on archaeological sites while its members will raise 11 questions to government representatives on a range of issues.

During its 15th session, the FNC will discuss a draft federal law to amend Federal Law No. 07 of 2008 on the National Archives, and a draft federal law to amend the decree of Federal Law No. 06 of 2007 on establishing and managing the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology.

Members will also raise six questions to government representatives, including four questions to Lt-General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, while Salem Ali Al Shehi, FNC member, will raise two questions on determining vehicle loads and payments to transport people in private cars.

Ahmad Yousuf Al Nuaimi will raise a question on the conditions for renting motorcycles, while Naema Abdullah Al Sharhan, FNC member, will ask a question about the safety of children inside vehicles.

Al Sharhan will also raise another question to Shamma Suhail Faris Al Mazroui, Minister of State for Youth, on the ministry’s plans and programmes to raise awareness among teenagers.

Saeed Saleh Al Rumaithi, FNC member, will raise a question to Noora Mohammad Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, on the management of trademarks in telecommunications.

Also during its 15th session, the FNC will be informed about the Council’s announcement, issued for the occasion on the 41st anniversary of the formation of the Armed Forces, and will review a note addressed to the government concerning the FNC’s recommendations from a report by international organisations on the UAE. It will also discuss a report by the Health and Environmental Affairs Committee on its recommendations concerning the protection and promotion of food and maritime production.

During its 16th session, the FNC will discuss a draft federal national law on archaeological sites and its draft budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

Members will also raise five questions to government representatives during its 16th session. Hamad Ahmad Al Rahoumi will raise a question to Saqr Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, on travel for foreign workers without notifying their employers, and another question to Uhoud Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, on the competencies of the Ministry of Happiness.

FNC members will also raise two questions to Najla Mohammad Al Awar, Minister of Community Development, while Marwan Ahmad Bin Galita will ask a question on charitable foundations in the UAE, and Azza Sulaiman will also ask about the lack of any laws to organise volunteer work in the UAE. Salem Ali Al Shehi will also ask Noora Al Kaabi about the use of identity cards.