PROTECTION AND EXPEDITED PROTECTION ORDERS GRANTED UNDER PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT ACT 2014

MP He Ting Ru

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Law (a) in each of the past five years, how many Protection Orders (PO) or Expedited Protection Orders (EPO) have been granted under the Protection From Harassment Act 2014; (b) how many orders of committal (for matters before 1 April 2022) or committal orders (for matters on or after 1 April 2022) have been requested; and (c) how many cases of alleged breaches of PO or EPO have been referred to the Public Prosecutor for further investigation and action.

Mr K Shanmugam: Statistics on the number of Protection Orders (PO) or Expedited Protection Orders (EPO) granted in the past five years are as follows:

In respect of alleged breaches of PO or EPO, there were two applications filed seeking committal orders as of 30 June 2022.

Information on the number of cases of alleged breaches of PO or EPO which have been referred to the Public Prosecutor for further investigation and action is not readily available.

Ministry of Law
5 October 2022

https://sprs.parl.gov.sg/search/#/sprs3topic?reportid=written-answer-11690

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