Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy announced the members of the Cabinet of Ministers, headed by the First Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv, are taking part in the Government Hour.
Kubiv reported on the results of economic reforms. According to Kubiv “GDP continues to rise during 10 last quarters… On the basis of the year, GDP will increase by 3%... Export of goods continues to rise during 19 last quarters”.
Issues raised by the representatives of factions and groups:
Volia Narodu (“Will of the People”) parliamentary group: arrears of wages to miners and doctors (answered Kubiv and Deputy Energy and Coal Industry Minister Anatoliy Korzun).
Batkivshchyna faction: problems with seaports (answered Kubiv and Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Yuriy Lavrenyuk).
Opposition Bloc faction: arrears of wages to miners and situation with the financing of vocational education (answered Kubiv only on the first question).
Petro Poroshenko Bloc (BPP) faction: increase of wages to teachers and situation with defensive enterprise “Zirka” (“Star”) in the city of Shostka (answered Kubiv).
People’s Front faction: appointment of elections in the United territorial communities, their financial support (answered Kubiv and Minister of Regional Development, Building, and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadiy Zubko).
Radical Party faction: subsidies, the social tax rate on gas (answered Kubiv, Minister for Social Policy of Ukraine Andriy Reva, and Zubko).
Vidrodzhennia ("Renaissance") deputy group: subsidies (answered Reva).
“Samopomich” Union faction: financing of emergency medical care (answered Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Paul Kovtonuk and Kubiv).
Questions raised by MPs (10 minutes were provided):
Vidrodzhennia ("Renaissance") deputy group: decentralization and cities’ infrastructure, the building of roads (answered Zubko).
Radical Party faction: the problem of the Public Joint Stock Company «Ukrainian Railway» (JSC «Ukrzaliznytsia») (answered Kubiv).
Batkivshchyna faction: financial reports of seaports work (answered Kubiv).
People’s Front faction: use of a loan granted by Poland to improve the border infrastructure (answered Kubiv).
12 questions were asked: 2 of them answered Reva and Zubko; 5 question answered ministers or deputy ministers together with Kubiv; 5 of them answered Kubiv.