The Popular Party registered this Monday a Proposition of Transparency and Control of Public Offices Law, to close the Anti-Corruption Office and, in its place, make the Parliament a record of their activities, interests, income and assets. This was announced in a press conference by the deputy parliamentary spokesperson for the Popular Group, Marga Durán, who explained that the registration of this Bill is a document that “has been working for months” because this party “always defends closing the Office of Anti-Corruption” due to “huge costs” and “avoidance of proven duplicity.” Also, he added, because “since its creation, this Office has been used as a political tool, to harm a party.”
Therefore, the deputy spokesperson of the ‘popular’ denied that the Bill was registered because the Anti-Corruption Office accused the General Director of Emergency of the Government, Sebastià Sureda, of leading an alleged scheme of urban corruption in the Fields since 2015 .
Along these lines, Durán pointed out that the Law Proposal, which calls for the elimination of the Anti-Corruption Office within three months, from its inception, “does not in any case intend to end the function it has.
“All the functions and obligations of the said Office will be covered, through a register of activities, interests, income and assets of public officials,” also assured the ‘popular’ representative spokesman, who determined that “the files opened by The Anti-Corruption Office will be transferred to the General Inspection of Services, relying on the General Directorate of Public Duties; Meanwhile, the closed ones will remain in the custody of the Parliament.