FEASIBILITY OF SEAWEED PRODUCTION IN SINGAPORE’S WATERS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) what is the Government doing to explore the feasibility of seaweed production in Singapore’s waters; (b) whether the Ministry includes the local production of seaweed as part of its 30 by 30 agri-food strategy; and (c) whether the Ministry includes seaweed farms as part ofContinue reading “FEASIBILITY OF SEAWEED PRODUCTION IN SINGAPORE’S WATERS”

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SPENDING BY HOUSEHOLDS ON TUITION AND ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Education whether the Ministry will consider doing a study on the average out-of-pocket spending by households on tuition and enrichment classes for children, broken down by income decile, to better understand the demand for and effects of the private tuition industry by income segment.    Mr Chan Chun Sing: MOE doesContinue reading “SPENDING BY HOUSEHOLDS ON TUITION AND ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR CHILDREN”

EXPECTED CHANGE IN OUTPUT OF NON-SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS IN JURONG ISLAND FROM 2019 LEVELS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Trade and Industry based on the definition of “sustainable products” in the Sustainable Jurong Island report, what is the expected change in output of non-sustainable products in Jurong Island from 2019 levels (i) by 2030 and (ii) by 2051. Mr Gan Kim Yong: The Sustainable Jurong Island strategy aims toContinue reading “EXPECTED CHANGE IN OUTPUT OF NON-SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS IN JURONG ISLAND FROM 2019 LEVELS”

OUTCOME OF TRANSPARENT RECYCLING BIN TRIALS LAUNCHED IN BUKIT BATOK, BEDOK AND UPPER CHANGI

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment (a) what are the results of the transparent recycling bin trials that were launched in Bukit Batok, Bedok, and Upper Changi; (b) whether the Ministry has plans to expand this scheme to other parts of Singapore; and (c) what other innovations and interventions have beenContinue reading “OUTCOME OF TRANSPARENT RECYCLING BIN TRIALS LAUNCHED IN BUKIT BATOK, BEDOK AND UPPER CHANGI”

NUCLEAR ENERGY OPTIONS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE DOMESTICALLY LOCATED REACTOR

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Trade and Industry whether including nuclear energy in our national energy mix using options that do not involve a domestically located reactor, for example, by using floating barges, is being reviewed in tandem with the Government’s lowering and bringing forward of Singapore’s emissions peak. Mr Gan Kim Yong: Singapore has limitedContinue reading “NUCLEAR ENERGY OPTIONS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE DOMESTICALLY LOCATED REACTOR”

GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO WORK WITH LOCAL SMES

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) whether the Government administers any scholarships aimed at encouraging students to work with local SMEs; and (b) if not, what is the rationale for ending the administration of such scholarships. Mr Gan Kim Yong: The Government partners sponsoring companies, including local SMEs, to award the Singapore-Industry ScholarshipsContinue reading “GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO WORK WITH LOCAL SMES”

CASES OF SUSPECTED BREACHES OF MINIMUM OCCUPATION PERIOD AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS TAKEN

37 Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for National Development (a) whether HDB plans to enhance its processes to ensure Minimum Occupation Period (MOP) rules are met for advertised properties in light of recent incidents; (b) how many real estate agents including owners of property sales portals have been found to have assisted in the listing of suchContinue reading “CASES OF SUSPECTED BREACHES OF MINIMUM OCCUPATION PERIOD AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS TAKEN”

DATA ON ANNUAL LEAVE APPLICATION AND NON-WORKING REST HOURS OF JUNIOR DOCTORS IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Health in each of the last three years (a) what is the percentage of annual leave days that junior doctors in public hospitals have applied for but have had to be ultimately forfeited or cancelled due to the shortage of manpower; (b) what is the average number of non-working restContinue reading “DATA ON ANNUAL LEAVE APPLICATION AND NON-WORKING REST HOURS OF JUNIOR DOCTORS IN PUBLIC HOSPITALS”

COLLECTION OF NRIC AND PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION BY SECURITY OFFICERS AT COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Communications and Information what recourse do visitors to commercial and private residential facilities have when security officers at these facilities ask to collect their NRIC numbers or other personally identifiable information in contravention of the Security Association Singapore and Personal Data Protection Commission guidelines. Mrs Josephine Teo: Security officers can checkContinue reading “COLLECTION OF NRIC AND PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION BY SECURITY OFFICERS AT COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES”

PERSONAL COSTS ORDERS SOUGHT BY PUBLIC PROSECUTOR AGAINST DEFENCE COUNSEL

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Law for each year between 2018 and 2022 (a) what is the number of cases in which personal costs orders are sought by the Public Prosecutor against a defence counsel; (b) how many of such orders are granted by the Courts; and (c) what are the maximum and median quantumContinue reading “PERSONAL COSTS ORDERS SOUGHT BY PUBLIC PROSECUTOR AGAINST DEFENCE COUNSEL”