Moving upstream to address hazards posed by active mobility devices

Speech by Mr. Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Active Mobility (Amendment No. 2) Bill (Bill No. 22/2020) Introduction Sir, I am glad that we are moving upstream in addressing the hazards posed by active mobility devices by introducing an import controls regime. It is also sensible for us to address the fire risk posed by non-compliant active mobility devices held by the LTA before any incidents occur.....

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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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Helping families and businesses amidst COVID-19

Parliamentary Question by MP Henry Kwek on 26 May 1) To ask the Minister for National Development whether HDB will ensure an adequate number of flats under the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme for young families who are looking to start families soon and who are facing added economic uncertainties due to the COVID-19 situation. Response 2) To ask the Prime Minister in light of rapidly decreasing interest rates, whether MAS will pro-actively monitor our banks’ housing loan rates to ensure that the downward revisions are timely and fair,....

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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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