MB MPs excellent performance in the Egyptian Parliament
|Sunday, January 3,2010 12:37|
According to a number of criteria the members of parliament performance is evaluated; these include:
The supervisory roles and responsibilities of members of the Muslim Brotherhood Parliamentary bloc:
During the PA's second session members of the Muslim Brotherhood's parliamentary bloc touched on all cases submitting numerous requests and interrogations under the parliamentary dome forcing the government to discuss various avoided discussions so as not to expose its order:
The MB MPs submitted approximately;
- 120 questionings both written and oral in the current 2006-2007 session
- 65 questions during those sessions were put forward in public debates.
- 28 questionings
- 14 interrogations
- 61 request for
- 18 submittings
The Brotherhood members have participated in more than 50% of the total questions submitted to parliament during the last parliamentary session despite them holding only 25% of the total number of seats, the majority belonging to the NDP party. Of the 65 submitted questions, 18 by the MB only 14 were discussed. This reflects the outstanding participation of the Brotherhood's bloc during the 2006- 2007 and its leading role in enriching the parliaments' discussions which has forced government to improve its performance in many areas for fear of entering into any confrontation with the Brotherhood members.
Brief details on a number of interrogations and requests which were submitted by the Brotherhood deputies include:
The requests varied in terms of issues as it dealt with the government's corruptions which marred most government, ministries and bodies Requests were submitted on the deteriorating conditions of Egypt's education sector, the poor performance of the state's administrative and economic sectors and also issues of environmental pollution, drinking water, anti-corruption, anti-monopolies and wasting of Al-Azhar and Ministry of Awqaf funds.
They tackled the protection of Islamic themes, values and morals, Egypt's transportation problems, violations of State Security, and the need to increase the salaries of state government employees.
Impeding of the democratic process and serious human rights violations are still committed by State security services.
Mohamed El-Beltagy submitted questions concerning security breaches in the Egyptian universities and the prevention of students from freely choosing their representatives and participating in student activities.
Saad al-Husseini questioned the poor professional performance of the police and the serious violations of human rights.
Mostafa Mohamed Mostafa questioned the manipulation of the election results of the trade-union and labor committees and the board of directors of public sector companies.
Mahmoud Amer submitted a question about the extreme violations of human rights
Hussein Ibrahim questioned the Interior Ministry's abuses of convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Azab Mustafa questioned the possibility of live broadcasting of parliamentary sessions on public television.
Hamdi Ismail issued a question about the seizing of public funds in Ismailia's Directorate of Health Affairs.
Saad Husseini questioned the monopolistic practices in the cement market.
Ahmed Al-Khawlany questioned the negative economic effects of the signing of Egyptian-Israeli QIZ Agreement
MP Saad al-Husseini questioned the corruption' within the Ministry of Housing about the sale and public land allocation leading and the missing of 59 billion pounds to the State Treasury.
II. Stat's administrative and economic poor performance
Abbas Abd al-Aziz questioned the losses in public enterprises.
Azab Mustafa questioned the wasting of public money in the Abu Tartur Phosphate Project.
Sabri Khalaf Allah's questioned the prime minister. Minister of state for economic development, communications and information technology, Investment, Trade and Industry on the discontinuation in the Technology Valley Project, which led to the waste of nearly fifty million pounds.
Ahmed Abu Baraka questioned the government's failure to tackle the high public debt problem.
Sabri Amer questioned the government's neglect on the national project for the development of Sinai (1994-2017)
Abbas Abd al-Aziz Abbas submitted a question to the Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation of Egypt for wasting billions of pounds in the General Authority for Rehabilitation Projects and Agricultural Development (GARPAD)
Akram al-Shaer to discuss the deterioration of the conditions of al-Buhayrat
Yousri Bayoumi and 20 other lawmakers questioned the write-off of the Contracting Co from the construction records for its inability to meet its financial obligations and the negative effects of tariff reduction upon the Egyptian industry
Ibrahim al-Jaafari and twenty others questioned the report of the 2007 census
IV. Seizure of State Social Insurance Fund
Four members of the Muslim Brotherhood Parliamentary bloc namely, Sabri Khalaf Allah, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Azab Mostafa and Farid Ismail submitted four interrogations about the government's attempts to takeover the State insurance funds to trim deficit in the general budget.
V. Low-wage workers and high prices
A request was submitted by Akram Al-Shaer about the continued increase in prices.
VI. Combat unemployment
Four questions have been submitted concerning unemployment and its negative effects, the government attempts to curb the spread of unemployment by Akram Shaer, Ibrahim Abu Ouf, Ahmad Abu Baraka and Ibrahim al-Jaafari.
VII. Maintenance of Islamic Ethics and Moral Values
A question presented by Ahmed Abu Baraka on the violation of the provisions of the Egyptian Constitution by the Culture Minister, who made statements to Al Masri Al Youm (The Egyptian Today) on wearing of the higab.
VIII. The need to defend Al-Azhar's sanctuaries and the protection of endowment funds
A question was submitted by Ali Ahmed Laban about the gradual loss of religious duties in clear violation of the Constitution and the Supreme Administrative Court's decision No. 1506 of 2006 to annex Emad al-Islam mosque in Al-Ataba, Cairo under the pretext of replacement by a temporary warehouses for the benefit of Ministry of Transport
IX. Rights of People with Special Needs
Request for an open debate by Sabri Amer and twenty others on the government's attitude towards the disabled and those with special needs.
X. The need to focus on social phenomena and try to address the negative impacts
The Principal Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit
A request was submitted by Bahaa El-Deen Sayyed Attia and twenty others on the prevalence of customary marriage among young people
A request submitted was by Saber Abu Al-Fotouh and twenty others on drug trafficking and illicit drug use in the streets and public squares
XI. Questions Filed on Education
A question was submitted by Mahmoud Amer to the Prime Minister and Minister of Manpower on the government complacent, waste of public money at the Labor University which lead to the sharp rise in the income of Workers University Director, who has not obtained his degree of professorship yet as well as it remains silent on very low level of scientific and technical knowledge for students. It demonstrates inferiority of the college and university graduates culture.
XII. Public Health
Yousri Bayoumi and other twenty deputies questioned the severe shortage of medical practioners and its impact on criminal cases
A request was submitted by Yahya Elmessiri on a medical fraud case
A request was submitted by Akram al-Shaer on the increase of congenital heart defects in newborns.
XIII. Transport and Road Accidents
A request was submitted by Ibrahim al-Jaafari and twenty other deputies on the settlement of farmers' debt to the Principal Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit
XV. Protection of the environment and drinking water sources from pollution
Second: The legislative performance
The Muslim Brotherhood bloc's members presented 15 draft laws out of the total 33 bills and 94 proposals were discussed by the People's Assembly; the following are the most significant draft laws:
- Draft Law for the Protection of the environment.
- Draft law for Egyptian additional financial benefits for teachers.
- Draft Law on State Investment.
- Draft law on the referral to military tribunals.
- Draft law for pharmacists.
- Draft law for additional financial benefits for doctors.
- Draft law on Code of Criminal Procedure.
- Bill on socially and health rehabilitation for the disabled.
- Draft law on Judicial Authority.
- Draft law on property rights.
- Draft law on establishment of political parties.
- Draft law on farm animals.
- Draft law on Economic Courts- Dr. Hamdi Hassan.
- Draft law on Al-Azhar- Dr. Ali Laban.
- Draft Law on Election of Grand Sheikh al-Azhar- Ali Laban.
- Draft law on amending the Code of Civil Procedure- Hussein Ibrahim.
- Draft law on the establishment of farmers Syndicate- Ali Laban.
- Draft law on restoring all the endowments of Al- Azhar- Ali Laban.
- Draft law on Dentistry- Dr. Hazem Farouk.
- Draft law for the abolition of provisional detention- Hussein Mohamed.
- Draft law for regulating political parties- Hussein Mohamed.
- Draft law on the judicial experience- Ahmed Abu Baraka.
- Draft law for qualifying the incapacitated-Ahmed Abu Baraka.
- Draft Law on banning imprisonment of journalists- Mohsen Radi.
- Draft law on the amendment of garbage fees- Engineer Saad Al-Husseini and Mohamed Casaba.
- Draft law on raising the minimum rate for social security pension- Saad al-Husseini and Mohamed Casaba.
- Draft law on amending articles of urban planning laws by Sheikh Sayed `Askar.
- Draft law amending the law of military tribunals - Hussein Ibrahim.
- Draft law on the postponement the capital punishment of pregnant mothers- MP Mohsen Radi
- Draft law on the judicial expert- Ibrahim Zakaria Younis
- Amendment of commercial and Civil Procedure code- unanimously "agreed upon" by MPs