Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 5 and 6 October 2020
-To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development whether the Ministry will consider extending the Development Support and Learning Support Programme to children who are differently abled at the nursery levels.
-To ask the Prime Minister whether the Government will consider providing extra childcare leave for parents of differently abled children to attend developmental assessments, medical and therapy appointments.
-To ask the Minister for Home Affairs whether the Ministry will consider allowing foreign domestic workers and other work permit holders to be accompanied by non-legal personnel in police interviews, similar to the Appropriate Adult Scheme.
-To ask the Prime Minister whether the Government intends to abolish the use of Current Estimated Potential (CEP) within the Civil Service.
-To ask the Minister for Health:
(a) in each year of the past five years, for systemic lupus erythematosus and spondyloarthritis respectively, what is
(i) the number of Singaporeans and permanent residents with the condition and
(ii) the number of unique patients seeking outpatient care in public hospitals; and
(b) whether the Ministry will start collecting this data if it is not available.
-To ask the Minister for National Development:
(a) in each of the past five years, what is the number of prosecutions that have been brought in relation to instances of illegal wildlife trade;
(b) of these prosecutions, how many also involved charges of corruption, moneylaundering or fraud; and
(c) whether the Ministry will start collecting this data if it is not available.
-To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will include in a set of guidelines on the euthanasia of healthy pets the requirement for pet owners to explore returning the animal to the person or organisation they adopted the animal from before proceeding with the euthanasia.
-To ask the Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry will legislate the right for all employees to request flexible work arrangements and require employers who reject the request to provide a specific business-related reason.