Establish Travel Industry Compensation Fund

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Travel Agents (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 41/2017] Introduction Sir, I stand in support of this Bill. Providing better consumer safeguards against errant travel agents, while balancing this with measures to facilitate a pro-business environment for the travel industry is welcomed. I have comments and queries on two aspects of the Bill. STB’s powers to make regulations which impose restrictions or obligations on contracts between travellers and travel agents Clause 19 expands the regulation-making powers of STB.....

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Creating Space for Filial Piety

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Central Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 37/2017] Introduction Sir, the focus of CPF is to provide for a steady income stream that can provide Singaporeans with basic support for their retirement expenses. I am heartened to note that the amendments to the CPF Act will improve the retirement adequacy of older CPF members by lowering the threshold for CPF members to make transfers to their parents and grandparents.....

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Will HSR Use Private Land?

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC at the Second Reading of the Cross-Border Railways Bill [43/2017] Introduction Sir, the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) and Johor-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) will improve connectivity for residents and strengthen bilateral ties between Malaysia and Singapore. This Bill paves the way for its construction and it is heartening to see that we are moving swiftly along to the fruition of this ambitious project. I applaud the government and all the hard work put in to ensure that this project is on track and on schedule.....

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Business grant portal, free Sunday parking and carseats

PQs from Kwek Hian Chuan Henry on 6th and 7th Nov 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) (a) what is the rollout schedule for the business grant portal for SMEs; (b) what are the types of schemes that will be put on the portal; and (c) whether key schemes run by the Ministry of Manpower can be inserted in the first few stage of the rollout. Answer 2.  To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry can extend free Sunday parking to all new BTO projects for both mature and non-mature HDB estates.....

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