Parliamentary Questions from MP Lee Bee Wah on 5 – 6 August
1) To ask the Minister for Transport in view of the recent spate of fires involving PMDs
(a) whether the Ministry can place a temporary ban on the use of PMDs until there are proven solutions for the safer use of PMDs; and
(b) whether LTA can bring forward the deadline for all motorised PMDs used on public paths to be certified to the UL2272 standard.
2) To ask the Minister for Transport whether there are plans to incorporate dedicated lanes for bicycles and PMDs into the existing infrastructure to ensure the safety of both pedestrians and riders.
3) To ask the Minister for Transport
(a) in accidents involving PMDs, what recourse do victims have if the rider speeds off before the victim is able to obtain a picture for submission to the MyTransport.SG app; and
(b) whether physical barriers can be added to deter PMDs from hightraffic places where they are disallowed.
4) To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
(a) whether the Ministry will study the impact of the policy on banning single-use plastics in the UK and Ireland; and
(b) what is the Ministry’s assessment of the likelihood of adopting a similar ban here.
5) To ask the Minister for Transport
(a) what are the latest Commuter Graciousness Index results;
(b) what is the frequency of these surveys; and
(c) whether there are plans to engage in public education at regular intervals to remind all commuters to be gracious.
6) To ask the Minister for Manpower
(a) when will the next review of the maximum age cap for coverage under the Dependants’ Protection Scheme be; and
(b) whether the Ministry has considered that the current generation is starting families at a later age and hence may still have dependants at age 60.
7) To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources
(a) what is being done to get the responsible parties to remove the 3,000-tonne heap of scrap rubber materials left at the Sarimbun Recycling Park;
(b) whether the Ministry will issue an order for them to remove the materials;
(c) how has the heap of materials affected park operations and the surrounding vegetation; and
(d) whether such materials pose any health or environmental hazard.