Speaking up for all families

Parliamentary Questions from Louis Ng, 1-2 Oct 2018 1.To ask the Minister for Health (a) what are the health effects of prolonged exposure to secondhand smoke; (b) how many diagnoses of conditions related to secondhand smoke exposure are there each year in the past five years; (c) how many people in Singapore die because of secondhand smoke each year in the past five years; and (d) whether the Ministry will start collecting such data if it is currently not available.....

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Will technology deliver a truly clean S’pore?

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH (AMENDMENT) BILL IN PARLIAMENT   Mr Speaker, One of the determining factors of decent living standards is a healthy and hygienic environment. This is especially so in a densely populated city state like Singapore. Many young Singaporeans take our clean and green environment for granted, for they have not been through the days when viruses could spread by indiscriminate spitting,....

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Loan advice for HDB applicants

Parliamentary Question from Henry Kwek, 1-2 Oct 2018 1. To ask the Minister for National Development whether HDB flat applicants are given detailed advice on their eligibility for a HDB loan including the appropriate quantum to ensure that applicants will not overcommit and be unable to secure a loan after being successfully allocated the flat. Answer....

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Towards a Plastic-Lite Singapore

Adjournment Motion Speech “Towards a Plastic-Lite Singapore” by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC on 1 October 2018.   Introduction   1.8 not million, not billion but trillion. Sir, a recent study found 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing a total of 80,000 tonnes, currently floating in a stretch of ocean between California and Hawaii. And researchers estimate that humans dump 8 million tonnes of plastic in the ocean every year.  ....

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