On reducing single-use plastics and helping single parents with housing

Parliamentary Questions from MP Louis Ng on 8 July 1) To ask the Minister for Defence for the National Day Parade 2019 funpack (a) whether a reusable water bottle can be provided instead of a single-use plastic bottle; (b) whether alternatives to the plastic bag provided have been considered; and (c) whether the unused poncho collection points can be used to collect other unused funpack items or unwanted funpack bags. Response 2) To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources whether the Ministry will consider having (i) designated areas for recycling bins at each HDB block,....

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Endearing Homes: can we do more?

Speech by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of National Development’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Endearing Homes: can we do more? I was pleased to learn from last year’s National Day Rally that flats built between 1987 and 1997 will also be included in Home Improvement Program (HIP). Half of Khatib homes were built in 1986 and the HIP have been completed or near completion. The other half of Khatib homes were built in 1987 where residents are still waiting for their HIP. ....

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Hawkers, homes and retirement

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 19-20 Nov 2018 1. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) how many hawkers have taken part in the Incubation Stall Programme; (b) how many will be continuing beyond the incubation period; and (c) for those who will not continue, what are the reasons and how will the Ministry address them. 2. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) what challenges do hawkers face under the social enterprise hawker centres initiative;....

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Extending housing grants and training accidents

Parliamentary Questions from Mr Kwek Hian Chuan Henry, 19-20 Nov 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Defence in the wake of the recent SAF training accidents, whether there will be an SAF-wide review on training doctrines that will factor in the learning from the various incidents. Answer 2. To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Additional CPF Housing Grant and Special CPF Housing Grant can be extended to first-time buyers of HDB flats in matured estates as these buyers may wish to live near to their parents within the 4km radius.....

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