QUALIFYING CRITERIA FOR MERCHANTS’ ENROLLMENT IN CDC VOUCHERS SCHEME

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) what are the qualifying criteria for merchants to be enrolled under the Community Development Council Vouchers scheme; (b) whether an update can be provided on the number of merchants enrolled in the scheme; and (c) how many applications by merchants to be added inContinue reading “QUALIFYING CRITERIA FOR MERCHANTS’ ENROLLMENT IN CDC VOUCHERS SCHEME”

ACCIDENTS REPORTED INVOLVING WORKERS TRANSPORTED IN BACK OF LORRIES AND OTHER VEHICLES

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) for each quarter in the last year, how many accidents are reported involving workers being transported in the back of lorries and other vehicles; and (b) of these, how many involved casualties and deaths respectively. Mr K Shanmugam: The Traffic Police are only able to provide dataContinue reading “ACCIDENTS REPORTED INVOLVING WORKERS TRANSPORTED IN BACK OF LORRIES AND OTHER VEHICLES”

REQUESTS FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE RECEIVED BY HDB AND OUTCOME

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for National Development (a) for each quarter in the last three years, how many cases for housing assistance have been received by HDB as broken down into requests for assistance on allocation of HDB units for (i) ownership and (ii) rental respectively; and (b) what is the success rate of theseContinue reading “REQUESTS FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE RECEIVED BY HDB AND OUTCOME”

DIABETES CASES REFERRED FROM PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM TO PRIVATE DOCTORS

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Health (a) in each of the last five years, how many diabetes cases are referred from the public healthcare system to private general practitioners; and (b) what impact is this having on caseloads for general practitioners. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Hospitals do not routinely track referrals to private general practitioners byContinue reading “DIABETES CASES REFERRED FROM PUBLIC HEALTHCARE SYSTEM TO PRIVATE DOCTORS”

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF IMPOSING BAN ON TRANSPORTING WORKERS ON BACK OF LORRIES

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Transport (a) whether the Ministry has commissioned or commenced a study on the quantifiable economic effect on businesses and the economy generation if a ban is introduced against transporting workers in the back of lorries and other vehicles and to look into addressing practical and operational challenges associated with suchContinue reading “ECONOMIC IMPACT OF IMPOSING BAN ON TRANSPORTING WORKERS ON BACK OF LORRIES”

INCIDENCE OF PREGNANT WOMEN BEING DIAGNOSED WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Health (a) in each of the last five years, how many pregnant women are diagnosed as having gestational diabetes; and (b) what are the efforts to combat and lower the incidence and impact of gestational diabetes. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Based on data from public hospitals, the average number of pregnantContinue reading “INCIDENCE OF PREGNANT WOMEN BEING DIAGNOSED WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES”

LANDSLIDES REPORTED AND REVIEW OF STABILITY OF LAND CLOSE TO DEFORESTATION SITES

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for National Development (a) in each of the last five years, how many landslides are reported; (b) how often and under what circumstances are the integrity and stability of the land in close proximity to building or deforestation sites reviewed and assessed; and (c) whether any update needs to beContinue reading “LANDSLIDES REPORTED AND REVIEW OF STABILITY OF LAND CLOSE TO DEFORESTATION SITES”

DECARBONISING GOVERNMENT’S INVESTMENT HOLDINGS AND REDUCING GOVERNMENT’S EXPOSURE TO CLIMATE-RELATED FINANCIAL RISKS

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance in the wake of the European Central Bank’s latest announcements of measures to decarbonise its corporate bond holdings and to reduce exposure to climate-related financial risks, whether there will be similar moves to be made by MAS and Government’s investment entities to do theContinue reading “DECARBONISING GOVERNMENT’S INVESTMENT HOLDINGS AND REDUCING GOVERNMENT’S EXPOSURE TO CLIMATE-RELATED FINANCIAL RISKS”

SUSTAINABILITY CRITERIA APPLIED TO INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS UNDER SINGAPORE GREEN BOND FRAMEWORK

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance with regard to the first issue under the Singapore Green Bond Framework (a) how will concerns be addressed about using proceeds to fund expenditures of the Cross Island Line, given the environmental issues raised about the construction of the line; and (b) what areContinue reading “SUSTAINABILITY CRITERIA APPLIED TO INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS UNDER SINGAPORE GREEN BOND FRAMEWORK”

QUARTER-ON-QUARTER CHANGE IN HDB RENTAL PRICE INDEX AND AVERAGE RENTALS OF HDB FLATS IN OPEN MARKET

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for National Development for each quarter in the last five years, what is the quarter-on-quarter change in (i) the HDB rental price index and (ii) average rentals by flat type for the letting of HDB flats in the open market. Mr Desmond Lee: HDB does not publish a rental price index. ItContinue reading “QUARTER-ON-QUARTER CHANGE IN HDB RENTAL PRICE INDEX AND AVERAGE RENTALS OF HDB FLATS IN OPEN MARKET”