Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Derrick Goh on 2 & 3 August 2023
Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance given the surplus for FY2022/2023’s revenues net of expenditures, whether the Government can share its plans on how it will use these surplus funds to support SMEs and workers to help them to transform and grow.
Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Minister for Manpower in view of the Ministry’s lower-than-expected expenditure for FY2022/2023 by about $3.3 billion (a) what are the reasons for the variance between the expected and actual grants disbursed to businesses and individuals; (b) how have application processes to grants been improved and simplified to enhance their accessibility; and (c) what are the plans to use these unexpected funds available to further support the upskilling of individuals as well as to boost productivity of and local employment by our SMEs.
Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance in view of the Court decision in Herbalife International Singapore Pte Ltd vs Comptroller of Goods and Services Tax in March 2023 (a) how many similar cases concerning revenue collection leakages have been detected in the past; (b) what is the total amount involved in these leakages; (c) how were these cases dealt with; and (d) whether there are any updates to IRAS’ study of the judgement and potential plans to address this gap in the Goods and Services Tax Act 1993.
Mr Derrick Goh: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs given the recent demand for concert tickets by high-profile artistes, (a) what measures were taken to pre-empt and mitigate a rise of concert ticket scams on e-commerce platforms; (b) whether the measures have been assessed to be effective; and (c) what actions have the Ministry taken to (i) reduce such incidents and (ii) place further accountability on these platforms to do more and be proactive in reducing scams.