Parliamentary Questions by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 18 Feb 2020
1) To ask the Minister for National Development
(a)how many individuals and how many organisations have been prosecuted in relation to the shipments of elephant ivory and pangolin scales seized at our border checkpoints in 2019; and
(b) if there are none, whether an update on the investigations can be provided.
2) To ask the Prime Minister whether the Ministry will consider implementing recommendations from the “Stay-at-home Fathers” study conducted by an Institute of Policy Studies researcher, especially the recommendation that exclusive, non-transferable paternity leave should be increased.
3) To ask the Minister for National Development for each year in the past three years
(a) how many dogs have died while licensed to
(i) dog farms and
(ii) pet shops respectively;
(b) how many of these dogs died as a result of euthanasia in these premises respectively; and
(c) whether the Ministry will start collecting such data if it is not already doing so.
4) To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources for each year from 2019 to 2023
(a) what does the Ministry project will be the absolute and percentage change in net carbon emissions in each individual year; and
(b) what percentage of absolute change in each individual year does the Ministry project will be attributable to the carbon tax rate of $5 per tonne of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
5) To ask the Minister for Manpower for each year in the past three years, among notifications sent by employers to the Ministry to reduce the salary of a work permit holder to below the amount stated on the inprinciple approval (IPA) letter
(a) what has been the median absolute amount of reduction; and
(b) what has been the median percentage of reduction compared to the initial salary.