ELIGIBILITY OF SINGLE PARENTS WITH INTERIM JUDGMENT OF DIVORCE FOR SUBSIDISED FLAT UNDER ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR SECOND-TIMERS AND PARENTHOOD PROVISIONAL HOUSING SCHEME

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for National Development following the amendment in March 2019 to the housing transition policy which allows parties to a divorce to apply to buy a subsidised HDB flat upon obtaining an interim judgment of divorce, whether the Ministry will consider also introducing this amendment to the Assistance Scheme for Second-Timers andContinue reading “ELIGIBILITY OF SINGLE PARENTS WITH INTERIM JUDGMENT OF DIVORCE FOR SUBSIDISED FLAT UNDER ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR SECOND-TIMERS AND PARENTHOOD PROVISIONAL HOUSING SCHEME”

NUMBER OF FITNESS ACTIVITIES AND PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED AT RESIDENTS NETWORK CLUSTERS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Health for each of the years from 2019 to 2022 to date (a) what is the average monthly number of fitness activities that each Residents Network Cluster (RNC) is registered for; (b) what is the average monthly number of participants in these fitness activities; and (c) what is the maximumContinue reading “NUMBER OF FITNESS ACTIVITIES AND PARTICIPANTS REGISTERED AT RESIDENTS NETWORK CLUSTERS”

PLAN TO WORK WITH INSURERS TO DEVELOP INTEGRATED SHIELD PLANS COVERING HOME NURSING CARE AND OUTPATIENT REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Health whether the Government will consider working with insurers to develop Integrated Shield Plans (IPs) that cover home nursing care and types of outpatient services currently not provided for by IPs in the market, such as rehabilitative services. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Integrated Shield Plans (IPs) are private health insurance productsContinue reading “PLAN TO WORK WITH INSURERS TO DEVELOP INTEGRATED SHIELD PLANS COVERING HOME NURSING CARE AND OUTPATIENT REHABILITATIVE SERVICES”

PLANS FOR FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS ON PUBLISHED FINDINGS OF JUNIOR DOCTORS PRESSURED TO UNDER-RECORD WORKING HOURS

Mr Leon Perera asked Minister for Health whether there are plans for follow-up actions in relation to published findings that some junior doctors have been pressured to under-record their working hours. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Many junior doctors work under stressful conditions, especially given the pandemic. They are important members of our public health team, and MOH hasContinue reading “PLANS FOR FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS ON PUBLISHED FINDINGS OF JUNIOR DOCTORS PRESSURED TO UNDER-RECORD WORKING HOURS”

REGULATION OF DEEP SEABED MINING ACTIVITIES AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AGAINST NON-COMPLIANCE

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) what are the criteria used to assess the potential cost and benefit of supporting Singapore companies entering the deep seabed mining industry; (b) who are the stakeholders consulted in the decision-making process; and (c) what is the number of Singapore companies that are grantedContinue reading “REGULATION OF DEEP SEABED MINING ACTIVITIES AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AGAINST NON-COMPLIANCE”

STUDIES ON INTERGENERATIONAL INCOME MOBILITY IN SINGAPORE

Mr Leon Perera asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance following the Ministry’s 2012 and 2015 papers on Intergenerational Income Mobility in Singapore (a) whether similar studies have been carried out yielding data for recent years; (b) whether such studies will be expanded to include mobility in health, wealth and opportunities; and (c) whether thereContinue reading “STUDIES ON INTERGENERATIONAL INCOME MOBILITY IN SINGAPORE”

RATIONALE FOR AND IMPACT OF HIGHER ERP RATES ON TRAFFIC VOLUMES

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Transport (a) what is the rationale for increasing ERP charges in May and June; (b) what is the impact of these higher ERP charges in terms of traffic congestion; (c) what is the effect of the higher ERP charges on the Consumer Price Index (CPI); and (d) whether any furtherContinue reading “RATIONALE FOR AND IMPACT OF HIGHER ERP RATES ON TRAFFIC VOLUMES”

STUDIES ON IMPACT OF LONG WORKING HOURS OF JUNIOR DOCTORS’ TRAINING ON PATIENT AND DOCTOR SAFETY

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Health (a) whether any studies have been conducted to (i) ascertain the efficacy of work weeks of up to 80 hours on junior doctors’ training outcomes vis-à-vis a shorter work week of 70 hours and (ii) assess the potential impact of long working hours on patient and doctor safety; andContinue reading “STUDIES ON IMPACT OF LONG WORKING HOURS OF JUNIOR DOCTORS’ TRAINING ON PATIENT AND DOCTOR SAFETY”

RECOURSE AVAILABLE TO HDB FLAT LESSEES GIVEN MISREPRESENTATIONS BY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME CONTRACTORS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for National Development what recourse is available to HDB flat lessees to obtain compensation when they have been inappropriately pressured by or were given misrepresentations by Home Improvement Programme (HIP) contractors to opt in for HIP works. Mr Desmond Lee: The Home Improvement Programme (HIP) helps flat owners address common maintenance problemsContinue reading “RECOURSE AVAILABLE TO HDB FLAT LESSEES GIVEN MISREPRESENTATIONS BY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME CONTRACTORS”

REVIEW OF CIVIL SERVICE SALARY STRUCTURE

Mr Leon Perera asked the Prime Minister (a) when was the last review of the Civil Service salary structure; and (b) when is the next planned review. Mr Chan Chun Sing (for the Prime Minister): Salaries of civil servants on the generic schemes were last adjusted in 2014.   The last substantive change to the Management Executive SchemeContinue reading “REVIEW OF CIVIL SERVICE SALARY STRUCTURE”