1) To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry
(a) what are the key criteria for SMEs to be selected for the Scale Up initiative; and
(b) what is the likely number of companies that will benefit from this programme over the next 24 months.
2) To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry whether the Ministry can provide an update on the achievement of the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) programme and whether there is a need to evolve the current status of ACE.
3) To ask the Minister for Education whether the Ministry will temporarily increase the number of places for tertiary institutions for polytechnic, undergraduate, masters, PhD, and postgraduate programmes for Singaporeans in view of the economic slowdown.