HIP II, PMD fires and SkillsFuture credits

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 1-2 Oct 2018 1. To ask the Minister for National Development in view of the 370 applicants on the waitlist for heavy vehicle season parking spaces in and around Nee Soon GRC (a) how long will the waiting time be; and (b) what is the Ministry doing to expedite the waiting process. Answer   2. To ask the Minister for National Development whether he can clarify on the timetable for implementing the Home Improvement Programme extension for the HDB estates that are now eligible.....

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Efficient adjudication of payment disputes in construction

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 38/2018]   Introduction  Sir, I stand in support of this Bill, which refines the framework for efficient and low-cost adjudication of payment disputes in the construction industry. I would first like to commend BCA on the public consultation that it conducted in June 2018 on the proposed amendments.....

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Fair treatment for private-hire car drivers

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 37/2018]   Introduction   Sir, I stand in support of this Bill and would like to thank Minister for the proposed amendments, which will allow private-hire drivers to claim tax deductions for car-related expenses.   This is an issue I, along with several other members of this house have raised previously and I’m glad that we are leveling the playing field and ensuring that it is fair.....

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Treating cleaners fairly

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Bill [Bill no. 39/2018]   Introduction    Sir, I declare my interest as the Chairman of the Nee Soon Town Council and I stand in full support of the Bill.   The proposed amendments will help to make a significant difference in the lives of our cleaners. Our cleaners play a vital role in our community and yet some receive very little appreciation for the work that they do and for some,....

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