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”

IMPACT OF EXPORT CURBS ON SUPPLY OF KEY FOOD ITEMS TO SINGAPORE AND ON SINGAPORE’S “30 BY 30” FOOD PRODUCTION GOAL

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) between 2018 and 2021, what is the amount (in tonnes) of live and chilled poultry imported into Singapore from each country or territory; and (b) what are the constraints to expanding the number of approved countries for poultry imports.  Mr Chua Kheng WeeContinue reading “IMPACT OF EXPORT CURBS ON SUPPLY OF KEY FOOD ITEMS TO SINGAPORE AND ON SINGAPORE’S “30 BY 30” FOOD PRODUCTION GOAL”

DECISION FOR GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth how will SportSG use the takeover of the Singapore Sports Hub as an opportunity to develop sports excellence at the junior level, notwithstanding the comparatively low commercial value of junior sports, to grow a broader pipeline of future high-performance athletes and sports champions. MsContinue reading “DECISION FOR GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB”

NEW LIMITS ON INSURANCE COVERAGE AND MEDISAVE USAGE FOR CANCER DRUGS AND IMPACT ON DOCTORS’ TREATMENT DECISIONS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health (a) whether the Ministry has assessed the extent to which the new limitations on insurance coverage and MediSave use for cancer drug treatments will impact doctors’ treatment decisions for their patients based on their clinical judgement; and (b) how will it affect patient care for those sufferingContinue reading “NEW LIMITS ON INSURANCE COVERAGE AND MEDISAVE USAGE FOR CANCER DRUGS AND IMPACT ON DOCTORS’ TREATMENT DECISIONS”

PROPOSAL FOR NATIONAL CANCER CARE APPEALS BOARD TO CONSIDER APPEALS FROM DOCTORS OF PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX CANCERS ON NON-STANDARD THERAPIES

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health whether the Ministry has plans to establish and fund a National Cancer Care Appeals Board consisting of doctors from different specialties to consider appeals from doctors on behalf of individual patients with complex cancers for whom standard therapies may be inappropriate or ineffective, review real world evidenceContinue reading “PROPOSAL FOR NATIONAL CANCER CARE APPEALS BOARD TO CONSIDER APPEALS FROM DOCTORS OF PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX CANCERS ON NON-STANDARD THERAPIES”

TRANSPORT SUBSIDY APPLICATIONS TO SGENABLE AND SUCCESS RATE BETWEEN 2018 AND 2021

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) between 2018 and 2021, how many applications has SGEnable received for the (i) VWO Transport Subsidy Scheme and (ii) Taxi Subsidy Scheme; (b) how many applications have been successful for each of these schemes; and (c) among the unsuccessful applications, what are theContinue reading “TRANSPORT SUBSIDY APPLICATIONS TO SGENABLE AND SUCCESS RATE BETWEEN 2018 AND 2021”