1. To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) whether the Government will consider having trade councils or business chambers work with professional think-tanks to come up with an annual sectoral business costs index to track business costs by category, such as rentals, wages, transportation, raw materials, equipment, fees and charges, to assist the Government in deriving sector-specific policies for transforming our industries.
2. To ask the Minister for National Development
(a) whether he can provide an update on how the Government will better ensure availability of heavy vehicle lots around HDB towns; and
(b) whether there is a guideline on how accessible these lots need to be, whether by distance or travel time to nearby HDB towns.
3. To ask the Minister for National Development
(a) what is the number of HDB flats completed each year since 2002 that are catered specifically for senior citizens; and
(b) how many of such flats are due to be completed in each of the next five years.