PQs from Dr Lee Bee Wah, 3-4 Apr
1. To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)
(a) whether the Ministry will set up a committee to look into any attempts against profiteering with the rise in water and electricity rates;
(b) whether the Ministry will look into setting up a mobile app to get feedback on profiteering; and
(c) whether there are plans to guide and assist businesses to cope with the increase in business costs due to such rises.
MTI answered that CASE will monitor this. (Details)
2. To ask the Minister for National Development
(a) what is the availability ratio of 2-room BTO flats to the number of applicants;
(b)whether there are plans to increase the number of BTO flats for singles;
(c) whether priority can be given to applicants who have applied at least three times but were unsuccessful; and
(d) whether more 2-room flexi flats can be reserved for singles as they have fewer affordable options compared to others.
3. To ask the Minister for Manpower
(a) whether any study has been done to look into local employers’ attitudes towards hiring older workers especially in the IT sector;
(b) how many complaints has the Ministry received in the past three years on employment practices against older workers; and
(c) what is being done to actively engage employers to encourage them to accept qualified older hires
4. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs
(a) in the past three years, how many people have been arrested for gang-related activities;
(b) what are the authorities doing to outlaw gangsterism; and
(c) in light of gangs using social media to recruit youths, what is being done to identify and
educate at-risk youths.
5. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
(a) in the last three years, what percentage of companies in our industrial and commercial sectors are actively engaged in waste management and recycling;
(b) what percentage of households are engaged in recycling; and
(c) what measures are in place to improve the recycling rates for companies and
6. To ask the Minister for Transport
(a) whether the tender for noise barriers for MRT tracks at Khatib station has been awarded; and
(b) when will the work commence onsite and when will it be completed.