Achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

MP Louis Ng’s speech during the debates on MSE’s Budget Mr Chairman, I beg to move, “That the total sum to be allocated forHead L of the Estimates be reduced by $100”. MSE’s portfolio is a broad but incredibly crucial one. As long as we breathe, eat, and live in Singapore, MSE’s policies touch all our lives. And we have an important goal of ensuring sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Last month,....

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Digitisation of processes

MP Derrick Goh’s speech during the debates on MinLaw’s Budget Mr Chairman, MinLaw has already taken many steps in its digitization journey.   With the digitalization efforts undertaken across government agencies, what plans does SLA have in making available data platforms for businesses and individuals to make better decisions?  For documentation intensive processes, will SLA consider digitising more of this area, such as conveyancing related processes using Smart Contracts and Distributed Ledger Technology? Thank you. Watch the speech here.....

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Public housing rental relief, matching of isolated elderly with single-parent families

MP Carrie Tan’s speech during the debates on MND’s Budget Public Rental Housing – Covid Relief  Mr Chairman Sir,  In 2018, there was a study done to examine the healthcare utilisation of the low-income community in Singapore. It found that staying in public rental housing was associated with poorer health outcomes and status. Another study found that patients living in rental housing were more likely to have heart disease commonly associated with stress, and were more likely to use anti-depressant medication,....

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Payment of insurance premiums

MP Derrick Goh’s speech during the debates on PMO’s Budget Mr Chairman, The support given by MAS through the 6-month moratorium on the payment of Insurance premiums has been helpful, but it will end by 31st March 2021.  We are likely to see more residents not being able to continue to pay their  insurance premiums as the economy will not recover so quickly including the unevenness of growth expected to continue across economic sectors.  Residents in such cases,....

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