House of Representatives: Talbi Alami takes stock of the fall session
The House of Representatives held, on Friday in Rabat, a plenary session devoted to the opening of the second parliamentary session in accordance with the provisions of Article 65 of the Constitution.
On this occasion, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rachid Talbi Alami reviewed the various activities, diplomatic meetings and meetings of the committees of the legislative institution carried out between the two parliamentary sessions.
Talbi Alami affirmed the primary interest accorded in particular to the agricultural sector, in the light of the lack of rainfall observed this year on the national territory, to tourism, to the support of small and medium-sized enterprises, to the promotion of employment and to the strengthening cultural activities.
In addition, the President of the House of Representatives indicated that the members of the House addressed to the members of the government more than 1,500 questions, including 500 oral and more than 1,000 written, specifying that the members of the government answered nearly 1,000 written questions.
Also, Mr. Talbi Alami did not fail to highlight the creation of thematic working groups responsible for the evaluation of the Green Morocco Plan, the water policy, the reform of the Administration 2018-2021 , having held several meetings with ministerial officials, constitutional institutions and governance bodies working in these different areas both centrally and territorially.
On another aspect, Talbi Alami addressed the importance of the evaluation of public policies in the chamber’s action program, given its direct impact on society and on the improvement of public policies, noting that components of the legislative institution ensure a balance between the majority and the opposition.
Openness to civil society and the academic world as well as benchmark studies and international cooperation constitute an equally fundamental point of legislative action, he continued.
With regard to the legislative aspect, the President of the House of Representatives indicated that the permanent parliamentary committees have approved three bills and studied three others, including the organic law relating to the exception of unconstitutionality, aimed at determining the rules governing the practice allowing the unconstitutionality of a law to be raised and the conditions and procedures for the exercise by the Constitutional Court of its prerogatives in this area, as well as the effects relating to its decisions.
On the other hand, the permanent parliamentary groups and groups have drawn up four bills, bringing to 72 their total number proposed by the political components of the institution, he said, specifying that 60 are in the process of being drafted. committee study.
In order to ensure effective legislation, the Speaker of the House of Representatives called on members to invest more in parliamentary control of the application of laws, highlighting the valuable contribution of the chamber to enriching the national report on the fourth cycle of the universal periodic review of the human rights situation at the global level, for the period 2017-2021, and of the second national report on the implementation of the international convention on the protection of human rights all migrant workers and members of their families for the period 2013-2021.
Similarly, Talbi Alami recalled the organization of a round table, in partnership with the National Commission for International Humanitarian Law, on “the role of parliamentarians in bringing legislation into compliance with international humanitarian law”.
Finally, he called for collective mobilization to best accomplish the constitutional and institutional missions and duties of the legislative institution while meeting the needs of public opinion in an exceptional global context.