The State Duma of the Russian Federation will consider the 2002 budget draft on the third reading on November 30. This decision was made by the council of the parliament's lower house, Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Georgy Boos reported in an interview with journalists today. According to him, this date was chosen so that "the country could enter the New Year with an approved budget." In this respect, a schedule of deputies' activities in constituencies will be changed. In addition, the second reading of the budget will be held on October 19. A draft resolution of the Russian State Duma 'On the Process of Reforming Committees' will be considered as well this week, Boos said. Talking about a draft resolution 'On Shevardnadze,' submitted by the LDPR faction, the official stressed that it would be sent to the State Duma's committees for the CIS and foreign affairs. The date of its discussion will be determined during the next session of the parliament's lower house.
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