Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah on 5th and 6th Feb 2018
1. To ask the Minister for Transport
(a) what has been the take-up rate for the Off-peak Monthly Travel Pass for persons with disabilities and senior citizens;
(b) why was it discontinued without prior notice; and
(c) whether there are plans to provide cheaper off-peak or weekend travel options
to encourage senior citizens to stay active.
2. To ask the Minister for National Development
(a) whether the Ministry will consider putting a minimum number of years before a development project can qualify for an en bloc collective sale;
(b) how many developments that are less than 30 years old have undergone en bloc sales in the past three years; and
(c) whether the Ministry considers this to be a waste of resources.
3. Supplementary question to SMS Amy Khor of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources:
a. Why is the pilot project DSA (Designated Smoking Area) set up in Orchard Road? Are we protecting the tourists or the residents?
b. I have quite a lot of residents asking whether the DSA will be set up in housing estates or not because that is where many of our residents have fed back that they had been affected by second-hand smoke.
4. To ask the Minister for Transport with regard to feedback on motor dealers stockpiling motorcycle COEs to resell at a higher premium
(a) what is the progress of LTA’s investigation into this issue;
(b) what is th Ministry doing to address this issue; and
(c) whether the Ministry will shorten the validity period of these COEs to curb their speculation.
5. To ask the Minister for Communications and Information since the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Act
(a) how many complaints have been received against illegal moneylenders who make unsolicited telephone calls, or send unsolicited fax, SMS messages and emails; and
(b) what is the procedure to lodge complaints against these unsolicited communications.