PQs from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 6th and 7th Nov 2017
1. To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
(a) whether he can provide an update on the source and causes of the chemical odour and smoke detected in various parts of Singapore on 25 September 2017;
(b) whether there is a long-term impact on public safety and health;
(c) whether there have been previous similar incidents; and
(d) what is the Ministry doing to safeguard our interests.
2. To ask the Minister for Transport
(a) what is the root cause of the flooding in the MRT tunnel on 7 October 2017;
(b) whether there are standby pumps at each MRT underground tunnel;
(c) how often are these pumps checked as part of regular maintenance;
(d) whether there are CCTVs in the MRT tunnels for the control station to monitor tunnel situations; and
(e) whether this occurrence is avoidable.
3. To ask the Minister for Transport
(a) what is the progress in the construction of the North-South Expressway; and
(b) whether its completion deadline can be pushed forward so that traffic conditions along the Central Expressway can be improved.
4. To ask the Minister for Home Affairs
(a) whether the Ministry has done any study to understand the reasons for jaywalking and, if so, what is the outcome;
(b) how many pedestrians have been killed over the past five years because of jaywalking; and
(c) whether the Ministry will consider a public campaign against jaywalking
4. To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth
(a) whether mixed martial arts can be subjected to stricter safety regulations; and
(b) whether it can be made mandatory for public sports events, particularly those of high-risk sports, to come under the purview of Sport Singapore.
5. To ask the Minister for Education (Schools) with more families moving into HDB BTO flats in Yishun
(a) how will the Ministry ensure that there will be sufficient vacancies in neighbourhood primary schools to meet the increased demand; and
(b) what assistance is available to help new residents’ children enrolled into a nearby school.