ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE PRUDENT BIDDING OF MOTORCYCLE COES

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Speaker. Just a question for the Senior Minister of State, in view of the reply to the hon Member Ms Mariam Jaafar. In the last decade, I understand LTA had allowed for the transfer of up to 25% of COEs originally put aside for Cat D motorcycles andContinue reading “ADDITIONAL MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE PRUDENT BIDDING OF MOTORCYCLE COES”

DATA ON HDB BLOCKS ABOVE 30 YEARS OLD SELECTED FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song (Aljunied): I thank the Senior Minister of State for her reply. I just want to find out what is the age of the oldest block that has yet to be selected for HIP and where is that block located in, as far as constituency is concerned? And just now, theContinue reading “DATA ON HDB BLOCKS ABOVE 30 YEARS OLD SELECTED FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME”

INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE LEVERAGED ON GLOBAL INVESTOR PROGRAMME TO QUALIFY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCY

Mr Pritam Singh (Aljunied): Thank you, Mr Speaker. Just a quick question to the Minister of State vis-a-vis her response to the hon Member Mr Yip. For the GIP individuals who are PRs, does EDB or the Ministry track how many of them transit to being citizens in view of her reply to Mr Yip’sContinue reading “INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE LEVERAGED ON GLOBAL INVESTOR PROGRAMME TO QUALIFY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCY”

FACTORS IN DETERMINATION OF VALUE OF LAND FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for National Development in determining the value of land that will be used to build HDB BTO flats (a) what is the differential that the Chief Valuer applies to land used for public housing compared to that for private housing; and (b) whether the private housing land use comparablesContinue reading “FACTORS IN DETERMINATION OF VALUE OF LAND FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING”

EX-OFFENDERS ASSISTED UNDER JOBS GROWTH INCENTIVE SCHEME

Assoc Prof Jamus Jerome Lim (Sengkang): I just wonder if the Minister, in light of the fact that as he explained, the JGI was so extraordinarily successful with helping with the placement of ex-offenders, whether this suggest to him that the Yellow Ribbon scheme, in and of itself, might actually be under-providing the kind of supportContinue reading “EX-OFFENDERS ASSISTED UNDER JOBS GROWTH INCENTIVE SCHEME”

PROPOSAL FOR COHORT SMOKING BAN IN SINGAPORE

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong (Hougang): Thank you, Speaker. Could I ask the Senior Parliamentary Secretary one question? Is the Government setting itself any timeline to review this? As the other hon Member Dr Lim has mentioned, other countries are already looking into it and have expressed intention to introduce it. So, is the GovernmentContinue reading “PROPOSAL FOR COHORT SMOKING BAN IN SINGAPORE”

REVIEW OF SCDF TRAINING IN WAKE OF RECENT PASSING OF NSF FIREFIGHTER

Ms Sylvia Lim (Aljunied): Thank you, Speaker. I have one supplementary question for the Minister of State. Earlier, he mentioned that the coroner would study the outcome of the Police investigations into the incident. I would like to ask him whether there has been any decision or indication that a coroner’s inquiry will be heldContinue reading “REVIEW OF SCDF TRAINING IN WAKE OF RECENT PASSING OF NSF FIREFIGHTER”

WORK PASSES ISSUED UNDER MANPOWER FOR STRATEGIC ECONOMIC PRIORITIES SCHEME

13 Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Trade and Industry regarding the introduction of the Manpower for Strategic Economic Priorities scheme (a) what signal does the Ministry intend to send to companies with regard to their commitment to reduce dependence on low- and mid-skilled foreign workers; and (b) what impact will this have onContinue reading “WORK PASSES ISSUED UNDER MANPOWER FOR STRATEGIC ECONOMIC PRIORITIES SCHEME”

BANKRUPTCY OF CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING PLATFORM FTX AND IMPACT ON SINGAPORE’S FINANCIAL MARKETS, REGULATION OF SUCH ASSET CLASS AND STRATEGIES OF SINGAPORE’S INVESTMENT ENTITIES

9 Ms He Ting Ru asked the Prime Minister (a) whether MAS will consider leading a specific study into the regulatory lessons to be learnt from the collapse of cryptocurrency exchanges such as Terra and FTX; and (b) whether there needs to be tighter requirements to ensure the stability of regulated cryptocurrency exchanges in Singapore. 10 Mr Dennis TanContinue reading “BANKRUPTCY OF CRYPTOCURRENCY TRADING PLATFORM FTX AND IMPACT ON SINGAPORE’S FINANCIAL MARKETS, REGULATION OF SUCH ASSET CLASS AND STRATEGIES OF SINGAPORE’S INVESTMENT ENTITIES”

LONG WAITING TIMES AT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS OF RESTRUCTURED HOSPITALS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Health (a) what are the main reasons behind the long waiting times for admission at some restructured hospitals’ emergency departments in recent weeks; and (b) what are the measures the Ministry is taking to reduce waiting time especially for patients with higher acuity conditions. Mr Ong Ye Kung: Sir,Continue reading “LONG WAITING TIMES AT ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS OF RESTRUCTURED HOSPITALS”