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Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

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Check out the latest sights and sounds in and around the Nee Soon community.

On reducing administrative workload of teachers

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 4 July 2022  Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Defence (a) when did the SAF introduce the use of seat belts for personnel seated at the back of the tonners; (b) what other safety measures are in place for personnel seated at the back of the tonners; and (c) what led to the SAF making these safety improvements. Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Education (a) whether the Ministry will consider reducing the administrative workload of teachers by hiring more members of staff to do administrative work and plan events;....

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On rent control measures on coffee shop stalls in HDB estates

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 4 July 2022  Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for National Development whether there are any plans for rent control measures on coffeeshop stalls in HDB estates in order to curb and prevent high costs of rental from being transferred to consumers. Response Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether any updates can be provided to the sprucing up efforts to get rental housing ready to meet the demand more quickly;....

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Louis Ng on Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Stamp Duties (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 13/2022) Introduction  This Bill will introduce additional conveyance duties for trust (ACD (Trust)) and stamp duty treatment for the renunciation of interest in residential property held on trust.  This will harmonise the stamp duty treatment for equity interests held in trust.  ACD (Trust) along with the introduction of additional buyer’s stamp duty for transfer of residential property into a living trust (ABSD (Trust)) will help to raise tax revenues and go towards stabilising the property market. ....

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Louis Ng on Endangered Species (Import and Export)(Amendment Bill)

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Endangered Species (Import and Export) (Amendment) Bill (Bill No. 14/2022) Introduction  Sir, today’s Bill aims to strengthen Singapore’s efforts against the illegal wildlife trade. I have had the privilege to be involved since the first draft of this Bill. I know that MND has made many changes to reflect feedback from NGOs and other stakeholders. I thank both MND and NParks for their consultation and positive engagement. ....

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On enlistment of women for national service

Parliamentary Question filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 9 May 2022 Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Defence with regard to the enlistment of women for national service (NS) (a) whether there are any other considerations apart from having adequate NS population to meet our national security and defence needs; and (b) if so, what are these other considerations. Response....

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On Professional Development Leave for Teachers with C- and Lower Performance Grades

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 9 May 2022 Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Education (a) whether the Ministry will allow professional development leave for those with C- and lower performance grades under the performance management system of stacked ranking for teachers; and (b) if not, why not. Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Health (a) whether the Ministry intends to have a cap on the number of hours a (i) nurse and (ii) doctor can work for each shift;....

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Louis Ng on Adoption of Children Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Adoption of Children Bill (Bill No. 12/2022) Introduction  Sir, this Bill will update the regime for the adoption of children.  It’s a step towards helping children identified for adoption find good homes, breaking cycles of abuse and neglect and deterring undesirable behaviours in the adoption sector.  I thank MSF for having held a public consultation and engaged stakeholders in the social and legal sectors in preparation for this Bill.....

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On Parenthood Tax Rebate and Working Mother’s Child Relief for Single Unwed Mother

Parliamentary Questions filed by Mr Louis Ng on 4 and 5 April 2022 Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for Finance whether a single unwed mother who gets married to the father of their child and subsequently gets a divorce, will be able to qualify for the Parenthood Tax Rebate and the Working Mother’s Child Relief. Response Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether the Ministry has data on the mean and median number of lactation rooms in (i) all buildings and business parks with a Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 10,000 square metres or more and (ii) Government buildings with a GFA of 10,000 square metres or more;....

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On ElderCare Fund

Parliamentary Question filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 4 April 2022 Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for Health (a) of the 0.33% disbursed from the ElderCare Fund in 2020 that was spent on home care services for FY 2018 as reported in the Elderly Care Endowment Scheme 2020/2021 Annual Report, what are the services which this spending is used on; (b) what are the reasons for this low quantum; and (c) whether the Government will consider tapping on the ElderCare Fund to support informal caregivers with a stipend,....

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