Er. Dr. Lee Bee Wah
1. To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)
(a) how is the Government helping companies to remain competitive in the global market;
(b) whether there are improvements in productivity across various sectors; and
(c) whether the Ministry has looked into how local price increases from labour, materials, transport to a stronger Singapore dollar, are impacting on the overall business cost.
2. To ask the Minister for Transport
(a) when will LTA start enforcement action against errant users of personal mobility devices (PMD) and what will be the intensity of such enforcement action;
(b) whether other means such as CCTVs or investigations of public complaints will be used;
(c) whether persons who have been in accidents with PMDs can seek assistance from LTA;
(d) whether lack of PMD licence plates hinders investigations; and
(e) whether LTA will reconsider introducing compulsory insurance.
3. To ask the Minister for Manpower
(a) whether the Ministry hands out brochures to foreign workers in their native language to educate them about hygiene and work practices here when they first arrive in Singapore; and
(b) whether the Ministry is aware that the littering problem in some dormitories is very serious especially during weekends.
4. To ask the Minister for Defence with regard to the recent case where an NSman took the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) on behalf of another NSman
(a) how did he gain entry into the camp and whether there was a security lapse; and
(b) whether a review was carried out to tighten the security following this incident.
5. To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will consider making it mandatory for all building developers to provide access for future maintenance of the facade of high-rise buildings, such as gondolas.
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang
1. To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will consider making it mandatory to educate prospective or current residents of “nature-inspired” developments on the appropriate response to wildlife sighted in their areas and why members of the public should not feed wildlife.
2. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs
(a) how many arrests have been made last year for attempted suicides;
(b) whether police officers making these arrests are trained to follow any specific protocol or approach which differs from arrests for other offences; and
(c) whether the Ministry will consider having police suicide prevention practices that do not involve arrests.
5. To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development
(a) how many cases have been mediated by the Commissioner for the Maintenance of Parents in 2015 and 2016;
(b) how many cases have been heard at the Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents in 2015 and 2016; and
(c) what plans does the Ministry have to reduce the number of such cases.