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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