Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 9 and 10 January 2023
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for National Development following the Global Biodiversity Framework adopted at the UN biodiversity summit in Montreal in December 2022 (a) what steps does the Ministry intend to take to review our national biodiversity strategies and action plans; and (b) what is the timeline for Singapore’s submission of its national action plan.
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Education in each year for the past five years, what is the median and average ratio of student welfare officers to students in (i) primary schools and (ii) secondary schools respectively.
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry will allow all individuals under the Special Pass who are assisting in investigations or attending court to take up temporary employment without requiring discretionary approval as long as the individuals provide prior notification of their legal circumstances to the prospective employer and the individual has not been found guilty in a criminal investigation.
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Manpower whether he can provide an update on the Ministry’s collaboration with the Ministry of Health to make it compulsory for private practice and hospitals’ therapists to complete a Return-To-Work competency certification from an approved institute before being qualified to facilitate a worker’s return to work, as is required in public hospitals.
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development in each year for the past five years, how many of the child protection investigations made by the Child Protective Service (CPS) have been reported by (i) the victims themselves (ii) family members (iii) concerned members of the public and (iv) CPS partners in the community.
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Education how does the Ministry monitor whether schools have appropriately reduced the teaching or CCA duties for teacher-counsellors to ensure that such teachers are able to balance their teaching and counselling workloads
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs in each year for the past five years, what is the number of children under 12 years old who are injured or killed respectively in (i) taxis and (ii) private hire cars.
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development for each year from 2018 to 2021, of the new admissions to places of safety and juvenile homes (a) what percentage of these children live in public rental flats; and (b) whether the Ministry intends to collect this data if such data is unavailable.
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Health what are the measures taken with the Ministry of Manpower to exercise appropriate flexibility under the work pass framework on the hiring of foreign nurses to meet the healthcare sector’s manpower needs.