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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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 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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White Paper on Singapore Women’s Development: Carrie Tan on work and housing security for lower-income women

Mdm Speaker,  I would like to thank all ministries and staff who have worked very hard on the White Paper, distilling the many diverse voices gathered into these recommendations throughout the past year even though the pandemic has brought challenges. It is a very needed momentum towards women’s equality.  I would like to offer three more points today for practical consideration and later on I would also like to address something that has come up in the course of today’s debate.....

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