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Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

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Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

Child Seats and Road Accidents

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 5 and 6 April Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Transport whether the Ministry considers it safe for a child to be seated on his or her parent’s lap while travelling in a taxi. Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Transport for each year in the past five years (a) what is the number of accidents reported for (i) passenger cars (ii) private-hire cars and (iii) taxis;....

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Eco-system Approach to Mitigating Bird Pest Issues

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 5 and 6 April Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether there is an eco-system approach to mitigating bird pest issues such as the over-population of crows and pigeons; and (b) how long has the “non- feeding” approach been running in various constituencies and how effective have they been so far. Response Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) what efforts are being planned to educate Singaporeans about living in harmony with wildlife;....

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Postal Services (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Postal Services (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 5/2021)  Introduction  This Bill ensures that our postal sector remains responsive to trends in the market. On one hand, with many transactions now going paperless, the volume of letters sent through the post is decreasing. As one example of this trend, just in December last year, Ikea announced that it will be discontinuing its iconic Ikea paper catalogue after 70 years. ....

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COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 2) Bill

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment No. 2) Bill. Introduction Our construction sector has been suffering for the past year. Labor supply has been constrained, and cashflow has been tight. Some construction firms have already gone under, and the struggle is real for those still clinging on. This Bill helps them. Those who have to pay will have more time to pay. Those who need to deliver will have more time to deliver.....

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On Subsidy for Public Rental Households and Appeal for Reduction of Minimum Occupation Period Due to Income’s Situation

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan at Budget 2021 and Committee of Supply 2021 To ask the Minister for National Development what is (i) the average total cost per year to the Government (inclusive of direct subsidies and administrative costs) to subsidise a public rental household (ii) the breakdown in terms of percentages between building costs, maintenance costs, direct subsidy, administrative and other costs and (iii) the average total cost involved in subsidising each public rental household before they successfully move to their own homes,....

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On Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening, Application for Chronic Disease Management Programme and Regulatory Approach to Pet Industry and Pet Boarding Businesses

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang at Budget 2021 and Committee of Supply 2021 To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry can allow any patient regardless of prognosis to participate in the pilot for Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) so as to increase the number of patients enrolled under the pilot study.  Response To ask the Minister for Health (a) what is the average cost for participating in the pilot for Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS);....

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Tweaking rental scheme for singles, allowing the keeping of cats in HDB flats

HDB rental flats for singles I’m glad that we have reformed our housing policies for single unwed parents. I thank HDB for providing the much needed helping hand to the single unweds. We can do more also for singles. Many of the lower-income singles are in need of rental housing due to various circumstances and many are seniors. HDB does help under The Joint Singles Scheme (JSS), which requires single tenants to rent a flat together with a flatmate.....

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Supporting low-income caregivers

Mr Chairman,  Our social safety net approach continues to put family as the first line of support. MOH talks about aging in place. The reality is, these 2 dovetail into an untenable care load on women when it comes to elderly care. Because when we say “family”, most of the time it is daughters who end up caring for aging parents.   As much as filial piety is a valued and important virtue in our Asian society,....

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On emission levels, Zero Waste Masterplan

MP Louis Ng’s speech during the debates on MSE’s Budget I have asked several times in this House for the government to disclose data on the top emitters in Singapore. As I mentioned during the climate change motion, Singaporeans increasingly live their lives in a sustainable way. They should be given more information with which to make their consumption decisions. The UK already requires all big companies to include emissions data in their annual reports, and the EU provides large amounts of emissions data on all facilities level across its member states.....

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