1. To ask the Minister of Education (Schools) that
(a) in view of the decision by Cambridge International Examination (CIE) to discontinue the Angus Ross Prize for English literature, whether it is possible to set up an equivalent A-level literature price in Singapore, so as to encourage the love of English literature, and
(b) whether it is possible to set up corresponding A-level literature prize for other mother tongue languages such as Malay, Chinese, and Tamil?
2. To ask the Minister of Education (Higher Education and Skills) whether
(a) there are immediate plans for government sponsored universities to increase enrollment for graduate programs and post-graduate programs, so as to increase educational opportunities to acquire deep skills?
(b) and if so, which are the key graduate and post-graduate programs that will see increase enrollments?
3. To ask the Minister of Trade and Industry (Industry) on
(a) what are some of the recent Singapore commercial investments with Australia, and
(b) whether our government intends to strengthen engagements with key Australian state governments, with the objective of promoting bilateral business, trade, and investments?
4. To ask the Minister of National Development to provide an update on HDB’s Fresh Start housing scheme. Specifically,
(a) how many Singaporean families is HDB targeting with this scheme,
(b) how many Singaporean families have benefited from the program since inception, and
(c) what is HDB’s current evaluation of the program?