The Federation Council has received the right to send a parliamentary request to the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation


MOSCOW, February 10. The Federation Council has received the right to send parliamentary inquiries on behalf of the chamber in the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia. Appropriate changes were made to the regulations of the upper house of Parliament.

As explained at the plenary meeting, the Chairman of the Committee on rules and organization of parliamentary activity Vadim Tulpanov, earlier the Federation Council had no such opportunity.

The Senator recalled that according to current rules of the upper house parliamentary inquiry to the Federation Council may direct the head of the government of the Russian Federation, members of the Cabinet, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation and the heads of other election commissions and referendum commissions, the head of the accounts chamber of the Russian Federation, heads of Federal and regional bodies of state power and bodies of local self-government, and managers of the Pension Fund, social insurance Fund, Fund of obligatory medical insurance “on matters within their competence, “in compliance with the requirements on inadmissibility of interference in operational-investigative, criminal-procedural activity of bodies of inquiry, investigators and judicial activities”.

Tulips added that in the regulations taking into account the developed practice of consideration of Federal legislation adjusted the duration of speeches made at meetings of the Federation Council. Thus, under the proposed changes, the length of the main report cannot be 10 minutes, co-report – 5 minutes, the floor the representative of the government of the Russian Federation in 5 minutes. Previously, such restrictions were not envisaged.