Safety and Recourse for Pedestrians

Cut by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of Transport’s Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Safety and Recourse For Pedestrians  Sir In 2018, the Minister revealed that the accidents involving PMDs, bicycles and power-assisted bikes increased threefold in 2017. Can the Minister share some updated statistics for 2018? How many such accidents were serious enough that someone was sent to hospital? I understand the Active Mobility Advisory Panel’s preference to prioritise reduction of accidents. But accidents will happen,....

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SingPost delivery issues, PMDs accidents and liability insurances

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 11-13 Feb 2019 1) To ask the Minister for Defence: (a) how many military training deaths have occurred in the past three years; (b) what is the Ministry doing to address any effect on the confidence and morale of our NSmen and their families; and (c) how many officers and men were disciplined in the past three years on safety lapses during training. Response 2) To ask the Minister for Communications and Information: (a) what is the status of the Postal Quality of Service framework review;....

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True Cost of MRT ride?

Speech by Mr. Henry Kwek (Nee Soon GRC) Debate on Land Transport Amendment Bill 1. Mr Deputy Speaker, 2. The amendments in LTA Bill, as it will strengthen the governance surround investments and maintenance of our rail network. Therefore, I rise in support of the motion. 3. Before I start, on behalf of my residents who uses the North South line, I would like to thank MOT, our MRT workers, as well as those involved with the NS line upgrade for their countless hours of hard work.....

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Careshield Life premiums solely used for S’poreans

Parliamentary Questions from Henry Kwek on 10 Sep 2018 1. To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether Careshield Life is subjected to the Insurance Act; and (b) if not, how will the Government ensure that the premiums collected are properly managed and payouts made available when claims arise. Answer MOH replied that government plans to set up a CareShield Life Fund. All CareShield Life premiums collected, along with any investment returns from these premiums, will remain entirely within the Fund.....

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