The House of Representatives carry into 2017 about 499 bills that are yet to pass through the third reading.
Over 100 of the bills were presented on June 8 alone, dealing with obsolete laws, which required review.
However, after the first reading of the majority of the bills, they were not successfully passed, leaving the 499 at various stages of progression.
According to the senior National Assembly official who spoke to PUNCH,
“The implication is that these bills have not been listed for debate on the general principles to pass for second reading. It also means that they have yet to reach the critical committee stage, much less third reading and final passage.”
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