NUS Top Guns Forum 2022: Towards our Shared Future – Effective & Constructive Politics

Good evening everyone. Today, I will speak about a key issue in achieving effective and constructive politics. Namely, how to find Singaporeans who are prepared to undertake public service through opposition politics – to have them join as party members, and perhaps even stand as candidates. It is critical that people step up and joinContinue reading “NUS Top Guns Forum 2022: Towards our Shared Future – Effective & Constructive Politics”

CAUSE OF DROP IN VOLUME OF SINGAPORE’S BUNKER FUEL SALES IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2022

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport whether the fall in the volume of Singapore’s bunker fuel sales in the first quarter of 2022 was due to supply chain delays in shipping. Mr S Iswaran: Bunker sale volumes have declined by 12% from 12.8 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2021 to 11.3Continue reading “CAUSE OF DROP IN VOLUME OF SINGAPORE’S BUNKER FUEL SALES IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2022”

RULES FOR LARGE CYCLING GROUPS ON ROADS

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport whether larger cycling groups are allowed or encouraged to conduct their rides in multiple groups of five cyclists in single file, or 10 cyclists riding abreast, following at a distance while travelling on the same route and at the same time. Mr S Iswaran: Under the Road TrafficContinue reading “RULES FOR LARGE CYCLING GROUPS ON ROADS”

TOTAL AMOUNT OF QUARANTINE ORDER ALLOWANCE DISTRIBUTED TO AFFECTED PERSONS SINCE 2 NOVEMBER 2021

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Health what is the total amount of Quarantine Order Allowance that has been distributed to affected persons since 2 November 2021. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Between 2 November 2021 and 30 April 2022, $19.35 million had been distributed to eligible applicants under the Quarantine Order Allowance (QOA) Scheme.  MinistryContinue reading “TOTAL AMOUNT OF QUARANTINE ORDER ALLOWANCE DISTRIBUTED TO AFFECTED PERSONS SINCE 2 NOVEMBER 2021”

FORMAT OF GOVERNMENT’S AFTER-ACTION REVIEW ON COVID-19 AND PLANS TO SHARE REVIEW FINDINGS OR RECOMMENDATIONS

14 Mr Pritam Singh asked the Prime Minister (a) what is the format of the Government’s after-action review (AAR) on COVID-19; and (b) whether it plans to share the AAR’s findings or recommendations with the public. The Minister for Finance (Mr Lawrence Wong) (for the Prime Minister): Mr Speaker, Sir, I am taking this question on behalf of theContinue reading “FORMAT OF GOVERNMENT’S AFTER-ACTION REVIEW ON COVID-19 AND PLANS TO SHARE REVIEW FINDINGS OR RECOMMENDATIONS”

INDIVIDUALS INCARCERATED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OFFENCES

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) how many individuals are currently incarcerated for sexual assault offences with sentences exceeding 10 years of imprisonment before remission; (b) of this number, how many are repeat offenders; and (c) how many Singaporeans have been incarcerated for sexual assault at least three times or more in theirContinue reading “INDIVIDUALS INCARCERATED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OFFENCES”

SINGAPOREAN AND PERMANENT RESIDENT HOUSEHOLDS WITH ELECTRICITY AND WATER BILLS IN ARREARS AT END OF 2019, 2020 AND 2021

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment how many Singaporean and permanent resident households were in arrears of (i) at least three months and (ii) more than six months, with regard to their electricity and water bills respectively at the end of 2019, 2020 and 2021. Ms Grace Fu Hai Yien: There are aboutContinue reading “SINGAPOREAN AND PERMANENT RESIDENT HOUSEHOLDS WITH ELECTRICITY AND WATER BILLS IN ARREARS AT END OF 2019, 2020 AND 2021”

EXCEPTIONS MADE IN DISBURSEMENT OF BABY SUPPORT GRANT AND POSSIBLE EXTENSION BEYOND SEPTEMBER 2022 GIVEN CONTINUING LOW TOTAL FERTILITY RATE

Mr Leon Perera asked the Prime Minister (a) to date, whether any exceptions have been made in the disbursement of the Baby Support Grant (BSG), for instance giving the grant to single mothers; and (b) whether the Government is considering an extension of the BSG beyond September 2022 in view of the continuing low total fertility rateContinue reading “EXCEPTIONS MADE IN DISBURSEMENT OF BABY SUPPORT GRANT AND POSSIBLE EXTENSION BEYOND SEPTEMBER 2022 GIVEN CONTINUING LOW TOTAL FERTILITY RATE”

MEDIAN WAITING TIME FOR BOOKING OF NEW APPOINTMENT AT SPECIALIST OUTPATIENT CLINICS IN PUBLIC HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Health for each year in the past five years (a) what is the median waiting time for the booking of a new appointment at specialist outpatient clinics in public healthcare institutions for (i) all patients (ii) private-paying patients and (iii) subsidised patients; (b) what percentage of patients have transferred toContinue reading “MEDIAN WAITING TIME FOR BOOKING OF NEW APPOINTMENT AT SPECIALIST OUTPATIENT CLINICS IN PUBLIC HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS”

UPDATE ON UTILISATION OF CDC VOUCHERS AND HEARTLAND MERCHANTS ONBOARD CDC VOUCHERS SCHEME

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) to date, what is the proportion of (i) heartland merchants that have onboarded the CDC Vouchers Scheme out of all eligible merchants and (ii) CDC Vouchers utilised out of the total given; and (b) whether the Government will consider adapting the CDC e-voucher system toContinue reading “UPDATE ON UTILISATION OF CDC VOUCHERS AND HEARTLAND MERCHANTS ONBOARD CDC VOUCHERS SCHEME”