Parliamentary Commissions Debate 2012 Projections Print

The 12 permanent commissions of the National Assembly of People's Power have initiated their discussions on the draft economic plan and budget for 2012 in their areas of competence.

According to the parliamentary agenda, on December 21 and 22, the working groups will base their discussions on the agreements of the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba in relation to the updating of the country’s economic model.

In addition to the plans for next year, they are to address issues of interest to the population in the context of this updating and the detection of problems by the deputies themselves or their electors.

The Economic Affairs Commission is to consider measures related to the amplification and regulation of the self-employed sector, the replacement of imports and the promotion of exports.

The group responsible for Constitutional and Legal Affairs is to address the situation of idle land granted in usufruct and regulations for the ownership transfer of motor vehicles and houses.

The Food and Agriculture Commission’s agenda is likewise an important one, with debates focusing on productive efficiency and the contribution of science to Cuba’s food security.

The two sessions of the permanent commissions and their approximately 400 legislators precede reports from institutions on December 22 and 23, and the 8th Ordinary Session of the National Assembly, convened for December 23.

From Granma International, Havana. December 22, 2011