Makarov: the faction “United Russia” will support the budget in 2016 under certain conditions


MOSCOW, October 24. The faction “United Russia” will support the budget of 2016, if all the questions put by deputies of the party will be resolved, told reporters the head of the Duma Committee on budget and taxes Andrey Makarov.

“If we see that all the questions that are set fraction solved… it’s what is expected of us citizens, if the solution to all questions will be provided within budget, the faction will support the budget,” he said

Makarov explained that “these issues as a result of zero readings were made at a meeting of the faction with the Prime Minister, the Chairman of the party EP and found it full support.”

“The faction believes that these issues are important for the citizens of our country, enterprises and entire sectors of the economy. Some of them, such as the preservation of rural Finance not below the level of 2015, already reflected in the draft budget 2016. Others, such as support for regional budgets, social support and a number of other critical issues in the draft budget until the reflection was not found. But the Prime Minister instructed the factions and the Cabinet of Ministers to find a solution on these issues as part of its consideration of the budget directly to the State Duma”, – he noted.

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Makarov stressed that the decision will be made on the results of this work and with careful consideration of all possibilities and reserves budget. “These reserves faction sees the unconditional execution of the orders of the President about increase of efficiency of budgetary expenses. The faction also received a Commission from the Prime Minister to check all these possibilities when considering the budget,” he said.

“Our faction unlike other first studying the budget, then runs over him, then makes a decision, whereas the other factions have made their statements yesterday, without even having to read this document”, – said Makarov.

The budget for 2016 is fundamentally different from a similar document that was drafted in 2014.

Next year, the government draws up the annual budget, not reviewing the forecast 2017-2018. Also for next year cancelled the effect of budget rules, according to which the maximum level of expenditure shall be determined on the basis of the average for the previous three years the price of oil.

According to the document, budget revenues next year will amount to 16 trillion 098,7 billion rubles, expenses – 13 trillion 738,5 billion rubles, the deficit – $ 2 trillion to 360.2 billion or 3% of GDP.

When the state Duma will consider the draft budget

In the state Duma the first reading of the budget 2016 will be held on November 13 second reading – 2 December. The budget Committee will propose that the Council of the Duma to review the budget for 2016 in accelerated mode, but it will not affect the quality of the review. This was stated today to journalists by the Chairman of the Duma Committee on budget and taxes Andrey Makarov.

The budget code allocated for the consideration of the budget 60 days, but the process should be accelerated to ensure that the regions have obtained all the necessary numbers to form their budgets.

“The second reading of the budget if it will be supported, we proposed to hold on December 2. And if it is all right, the budget can be adopted in the third reading on 4 December,” – said Makarov.