STRUCTURING FUTURE TENDERS IN WHOLE-OF-GOVERNMENT PERIOD CONTRACT AND FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT TO BUILD UP PLAYERS IN CREATIVE SERVICES INDUSTRY

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Communications and Information with regard to the Report of the Auditor-General for FY 2021/22, how will the Ministry structure future tenders under the Whole-of-Government Period Contract and Framework Agreement to ensure a good spread of business opportunities for all the vendors in the appointed panel in order toContinue reading “STRUCTURING FUTURE TENDERS IN WHOLE-OF-GOVERNMENT PERIOD CONTRACT AND FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT TO BUILD UP PLAYERS IN CREATIVE SERVICES INDUSTRY”

ASSESSMENT WHETHER GOVERNMENTS’ PERIOD CONTRACTS AND FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS FAVOUR LARGE COMPANIES OFFERING FULL SET OF SERVICES

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance whether Whole-of-Government Period Contracts and Framework Agreements favour large multinational companies that can offer the full set of services in tender requirements at the expense of local small and medium enterprises and independent contractors who may potentially offer a smaller set of theContinue reading “ASSESSMENT WHETHER GOVERNMENTS’ PERIOD CONTRACTS AND FRAMEWORK AGREEMENTS FAVOUR LARGE COMPANIES OFFERING FULL SET OF SERVICES”

SPORTS FACILITIES AT PROPOSED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CUM SPORTS CENTRE SITE AT FARRER PARK

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) what sports facilities will be provided at the proposed housing development cum sports centre site at Farrer Park; (b) whether the total area available for sports facilities in Farrer Park will be reduced from the current area as a result of this redevelopment;Continue reading “SPORTS FACILITIES AT PROPOSED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CUM SPORTS CENTRE SITE AT FARRER PARK”

LEVELS OF CONFIDENTIALITY MAINTAINED BY SCHOOL COUNSELLORS FOR STUDENTS THEY COUNSEL

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Education (a) what levels of confidentiality are school counsellors obliged to maintain vis-a-vis the students they counsel; (b) in what circumstances do counsellors inform the students’ teachers and/or parents about their findings during counselling sessions; (c) whether these sharings will have an impact on the students’ school-based leadershipContinue reading “LEVELS OF CONFIDENTIALITY MAINTAINED BY SCHOOL COUNSELLORS FOR STUDENTS THEY COUNSEL”

PRIVILEGES, IMMUNITIES AND HOSPITALITY ACCORDED TO FORMER HEADS OF STATE OR HEADS OF GOVERNMENT VISITING OR TRANSITING THROUGH SINGAPORE

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs (a) what privileges, immunities and hospitality are accorded to former Heads of State or Heads of Government who visit or transit through Singapore; (b) whether any public resources are expended in such instances; and (c) whether the former Sri Lankan President was accorded any privileges, immunitiesContinue reading “PRIVILEGES, IMMUNITIES AND HOSPITALITY ACCORDED TO FORMER HEADS OF STATE OR HEADS OF GOVERNMENT VISITING OR TRANSITING THROUGH SINGAPORE”

COMPETITION COMMISSION’S REVIEW OF ALLEGED ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOUR BY FUEL RETAILERS IN FIRST HALF OF 2022

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) when will the results of the review conducted by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore on alleged anti-competitive behaviour by fuel retailers during the spike in commodity prices in the first half of the year be released; and (b) whether such a reviewContinue reading “COMPETITION COMMISSION’S REVIEW OF ALLEGED ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOUR BY FUEL RETAILERS IN FIRST HALF OF 2022”

AVERAGE PASSENGER LOAD ON TRUNK AND FEEDER BUS SERVICES DURING PEAK HOURS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Transport (a) whether the Ministry has data on the average passenger load on trunk and feeder bus services during peak hours (i) from 1 January to 28 March 2022 (ii) from 29 March to 25 April 2022 and (iii) from 26 April to date; (b) if so, whatContinue reading “AVERAGE PASSENGER LOAD ON TRUNK AND FEEDER BUS SERVICES DURING PEAK HOURS”

PLANS TO INVOLVE CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS IN BASIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM UNDER HEALTHIER SG INITIATIVE

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health whether the Ministry has plans to involve traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in the basic healthcare system under the Healthier SG initiative, particularly for the management of chronic diseases for the elderly. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Healthier SG is a complex and multi-year national programme. In the initial phaseContinue reading “PLANS TO INVOLVE CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONERS IN BASIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM UNDER HEALTHIER SG INITIATIVE”

PLANS TO OFFER VOLUNTARY EARLY REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME TO RESIDENTS BEFORE YEAR 2039

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for National Development (a) whether the Government has plans to offer Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme (VERS) to any precincts before the year 2039; and (b) what is the voting threshold that needs to be achieved for a precinct to be selected for VERS. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the MinisterContinue reading “PLANS TO OFFER VOLUNTARY EARLY REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME TO RESIDENTS BEFORE YEAR 2039”

DATA ON TOTAL NUMBER OF BUSES OPERATED OR MAINTAINED BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS AND STORED AT BUS DEPOTS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Transport (a) whether the Ministry has data on the total number of buses operated or maintained by public transport operators; (b) of these, how many are currently stored at bus depots; (c) what is the average age of these buses that are stored at bus depots; and (d)Continue reading “DATA ON TOTAL NUMBER OF BUSES OPERATED OR MAINTAINED BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS AND STORED AT BUS DEPOTS”