Support local businesses and contractors, opening up sports facilities

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC FOR FORTITUDE BUDGET STATEMENT RESPONSE 2020 IN PARLIAMENT Mr Speaker, Sir, 1. Introduction I would like to record my appreciation to our Finance Minister and his team, who have worked tirelessly to produce our fourth Budget in less than 4 months. With Covid-19 nobody really knows when things will start to brighten up. But we can take heart that our government is determined to make things right.....

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Assisted Reproductive Technology co-funding scheme

Parliamentary Question by MP Lee Bee Wah on 26 May To ask the Minister for Health (a) in respect of a woman who is older than 40 years old, why is she required to have attempted assisted reproduction or intra-uterine insemination (IUI) procedures before age 40 to be eligible for Government co-funded Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures; and (b) whether this requirement can be removed as women are marrying later. Response....

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Relooking at Foreign Workers Dormitories

Parliamentary Questions by MP Louis Ng on 4-5 May 2020 1) To ask the Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry will consider amending the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act so that its regulatory framework applies to all purpose-built dormitories, factory converted dormitories, construction temporary quarters, standalone temporary quarters, construction temporary quarters, quarters in buildings under construction, and temporary occupation licence quarters. 2) To ask the Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry will consider (i) increasing the minimum gross floor area of 4.5 square metres for each resident in a foreign workers’....

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Planning For All Contingencies

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Parliamentary Elections (COVID-19 Special Arrangements) Bill (Bill No. 18/2020)  Introduction Sir, it was Dr. Anthony Fauci, an infectious disease expert who said of the COVID-19 virus, “You don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline”. I am supportive of planning for all contingencies to enable as many eligible Singaporean voters to cast their votes as possible in a General Election.....

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