AMOUNT OF HOUSING GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES ALLOCATED BY HDB FOR BTOS FLATS AND NUMBER OF BTO FLATS CONSTRUCTED EACH YEAR

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for National Development (a) what is the total dollar value of (i) housing grants and (ii) subsidies allocated by HDB in each year from 2010 to 2022 for the HDB BTO apartments in both mature and non-mature estates respectively; and (b) how many of such flats were constructed each year.Continue reading “AMOUNT OF HOUSING GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES ALLOCATED BY HDB FOR BTOS FLATS AND NUMBER OF BTO FLATS CONSTRUCTED EACH YEAR”

INDIVIDUALS ABOVE AGED OF 50 SENTENCED FOR SERIOUS SEXUAL OFFENCES AGAINST YOUNG PERSONS COMPARED TO THOSE UNDER AGE 50

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for Home Affairs how many individuals above the age of 50 have been sentenced for serious sexual offences against young persons compared to those under the age of 50 over the last five, 10 and 15 years respectively; (b) whether there is a trend of more individuals in their late 40sContinue reading “INDIVIDUALS ABOVE AGED OF 50 SENTENCED FOR SERIOUS SEXUAL OFFENCES AGAINST YOUNG PERSONS COMPARED TO THOSE UNDER AGE 50”

AMOUNT OF HOUSING GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES REQUIRED FOR LAUNCHING UP TO 100,000 NEW BTO FLATS

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for National Development (a) what is the total dollar value of (i) estimated housing grants and (ii) subsidies that will be required for the up to 100,000 new HDB BTO flats the Ministry is prepared to launch from 2021 to 2025 in mature and non-mature estates respectively; and (b) what isContinue reading “AMOUNT OF HOUSING GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES REQUIRED FOR LAUNCHING UP TO 100,000 NEW BTO FLATS”

FOREIGN WORKER DORMITORY OPERATORS’ RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR RESIDENTS’ MOVEMENT

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Manpower (a) whether the Ministry has any restrictions on foreign worker dormitory operators’ ability to impose rules on dormitory residents’ freedom of movement; and (b) if not, whether it will consider curtailing dormitory operators’ powers to protect dormitory residents’ leisure options. Dr Tan See Leng: Dormitory operators for migrant workers areContinue reading “FOREIGN WORKER DORMITORY OPERATORS’ RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR RESIDENTS’ MOVEMENT”

VALUATION OF NEW AND OLD RECLAIMED LAND AND THEIR INCLUSION IN CURRENT AND PAST RESERVES

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance (a) does the value of new land that has been reclaimed go into current reserves; (b) whether this value is based on the actual cost of reclamation or the value of new land in reference to the Chief Valuer’s land betterment charge (LBC) tables; andContinue reading “VALUATION OF NEW AND OLD RECLAIMED LAND AND THEIR INCLUSION IN CURRENT AND PAST RESERVES”

PRICE TO INCOME RATIO OF BTO FLATS IN MATURE ESTATES

Mr Pritam Singh asked the Minister for National Development (a) for the first nine months of 2022, what are the prices of three-room, four-room and five-room HDB BTO flats in mature estates at the 25th, median and 75th percentiles, respectively; (b) for the same period, what is the mortgage servicing ratio for flat buyers taking HDB loansContinue reading “PRICE TO INCOME RATIO OF BTO FLATS IN MATURE ESTATES”

LO Speech: Repeal of 377A

Introduction Mr Speaker, beyond the bread-and-butter matters of economics and material well-being, Singaporeans must occasionally confront issues that concern our collective values – how we see each other as a citizen community and what kind of place we want Singapore to be. Section 377A of the Penal Code – which I will henceforth refer to as 377A – that criminalisesContinue reading “LO Speech: Repeal of 377A”

IMPACT SALE OF STATE LAND ON RESERVES AND ACCOUNTING TREATMENT OF COST OF STATE LAND FOR PUBLIC HOUSING

The following question stood in the name of Mr Leong Mun Wai – 3 To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance whether there is a net increase in the past reserves when state land is first sold and the sales proceeds are transferred to the financial assets, and when the land is sold againContinue reading “IMPACT SALE OF STATE LAND ON RESERVES AND ACCOUNTING TREATMENT OF COST OF STATE LAND FOR PUBLIC HOUSING”

IMPACT OF WAGE INCREASES UNDER PROGRESSIVE WAGE MODEL ON HDB RENTAL HOUSING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Sir, just a quick question. What is the backlog waiting time now for rental flat allocation? Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim: I thank the Member for his question. As we shared in the answer to the September Parliamentary Question, the waiting time is about eight months. Ministry of National Development7Continue reading “IMPACT OF WAGE INCREASES UNDER PROGRESSIVE WAGE MODEL ON HDB RENTAL HOUSING ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA”

SHARING OF COUNSELLING INFORMATION WHEN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL AND BEYOND

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. Just a quick question for the Minister of State. She mentioned earlier that the number has been stable. Can I just enquire from the Minister of State what is that number, particularly, for the last year? Ms Gan Siow Huang: The number of students that require mental healthContinue reading “SHARING OF COUNSELLING INFORMATION WHEN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL AND BEYOND”