Ethical investing, giving way to ambulances and juvenile homes

PQs from Louis Ng on 6th and 7th Nov 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether ambulances are allowed to run red traffic lights when attending to emergencies; (b) if not, whether there are plans to allow this; and (c) what are the steps that the Ministry is taking to encourage motorists to give way to ambulances. Answer Ambulances can legally run red lights and make unauthorised U-turns from Dec 1 2. ....

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MRT flooding, North-South Expressway and chemical smell

PQs from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 6th and 7th Nov 2017 1. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) whether he can provide an update on the source and causes of the chemical odour and smoke detected in various parts of Singapore on 25 September 2017; (b) whether there is a long-term impact on public safety and health; (c) whether there have been previous similar incidents; and (d) what is the Ministry doing to safeguard our interests.....

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Foreign worker levies, Rohingya conflict and Tengah environment

PQs from Louis Ng on 2nd and 3rd Oct 2017 1. To ask the Minister for Health whether the Ministry will consider making neo-natal insurance for IVF compulsory at the point of a positive pregnancy blood test rather than at the point of embryo transfer. 2. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs (a) how does Singapore intend to support the government of Myanmar in restoring peace and stability in the Rakhine state; (b) how important is it to Singapore (as chair of ASEAN in 2018) and ASEAN in responding to the urgent situation in Rakhine or conflict in any member states that may threaten the stability of the region;....

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Leave to care for parents and sick children

PQs from Louis Ng on 11th Sep 2017 1. To ask the Prime Minister whether the Ministry will consider allowing parents to use their paid sick leave entitlement to care for their sick children or allowing this at least for parents of premature, multiple births or babies with congenital illness. 2. To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether the lack of a fire-rated entrance door affects the design of a HDB flat as a fire compartment;....

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