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House panel to examine provision on jurisdiction over appointments

By JT - Mar 08,2016 - Last updated at Mar 08,2016

AMMAN — The Lower House on Tuesday referred a ruling by the Law Interpretation Bureau on the jurisdiction over appointments at the two Houses of Parliament to its legal committee for examination.

In its interpretation of Article 12 of the 2016 State Budget Law, the bureau kept the jurisdiction of the Council of Ministers, prime minister and finance minister in deciding the budgets of the two Houses of Parliament.

But some MPs said the bureau’s ruling contained a suspicion of unconstitutionality, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Speaking at the House session, Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour called for referring the ruling to the Constitutional Court for an opinion.

 

 

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