Parliamentary Questions by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on 4 September 2020
1) Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment
(a) what measures is the Ministry studying to assist individuals who are negatively affected by second-hand cigarette smoke from their neighbours smoking within their HDB flats; and
(b) whether the Ministry has studied the effectiveness and receptiveness of bans on residents smoking at their balconies and windows implemented at some condominiums.
2) Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Law in each of the past two years
(a) how many cases of neighbour disputes arising from secondhand cigarette smoke have been mediated successfully by HDB;
(b) how many cases have proceeded to the Community Mediation Centre and mediated successfully;
(c) how many cases are filed with the Community Disputes Resolutions Tribunals; and
(d) what is the extent of increase or decrease in the number of such cases after the start of the circuit breaker period.
3) Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for National Development
(a) whether it will set up an independent committee comprising stakeholders such as veterinarians, animal welfare groups, dog trainers, and dog owners to study the issue of euthanasia of physically healthy pet dogs;
(b) if so, what is the Ministry’s timeline for setting up this committee; and
(c) if not, how will the Ministry ensure that the stakeholders are adequately engaged.
4) Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Prime Minister
(a) what policies is MAS studying to address climate risks posed by the high climate-risk sectors that have been identified in the Guidelines to Responsible Financing Practices published by the Association of Banks in Singapore in 2018; and
(b) whether the Ministry can share how the MAS will be working with banks to develop their responsible financing policies in relation to these high climate-risk sectors.