Hazel Poa and Leong Mun Wai

Parliament Questions for August 2022 Sitting

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Parliament Questions on 1 August 2022 Sitting

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Ms Hazel Poa: To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) whether there is any difference in the rate of increase of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as compared to the rate of increase in cost of living; and (b) if so, why.

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Minister for Defence since 2000, how many new citizens have male children below the age of 18 when the Singapore permanent residency or citizenships are obtained and these children subsequently did not serve national service when they reach 18 years of age or older.

Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Minister for Education since the inception of SkillsFuture programmes (a) what is the annual expenditure; and (b) what is the number of fraud cases and the amount defrauded.

Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs for each year since 2000, what is the gender and age breakdown of new citizens at the point of obtaining citizenship according to the age brackets of (i) below 18 years old (ii) between 18 and 30 years old (iii) between 30 and 40 years old and (iv) above 40 years old respectively.

Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) for each year since 2000, how many new citizens have renounced their Singapore citizenship; and (b) for each year from 2000 to 2018, how many permanent residents (PRs) have renounced their PR status.

Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Prime Minister (a) how many eligible voters are among the Singaporeans residing overseas; and (b) which are the top 30 countries that overseas Singaporean voters reside in and their respective number in each country.

Ms Hazel Poa: To ask the Minister for Manpower (a) whether the Ministry collects data on real wage growth based on different age groups; and (b) if so, what is the real wage increase for each year from 2000 to 2021 for those aged (i) 29 and below (ii) 30 to 39 (ii) 40 to 49 (iii) 50 to 59 and (iv) 60 and above respectively.

Ms Hazel Poa: To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) whether the Ministry tracks rental cost as a percentage of total business cost for businesses in the retail sector; and (b) if so, what is the percentage for each year from 2000 to 2021.

Ms Hazel Poa: To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) whether the Ministry tracks rental costs as a percentage of total business costs for food establishments in (i) hawker centres (ii) coffeeshops that are owned by HDB (iii) HDB coffeeshops owned privately (iv) food courts and (v) restaurants; and (b) if so, what is this percentage for the year 2000, 2010, 2019 and 2020.

Ms Hazel Poa: To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) whether the Ministry has data on the average annual rate of increase in rent for food establishments in (i) hawker centres (ii) coffeeshops that are owned by HDB (iii) HDB coffeeshops owned privately (iv) food courts and (v) restaurants; and (b) if so, what is the data for the period from (i) 2000 to 2004 (ii) 2005 to 2009 (iii) 2010 to 2014 and (iv) 2015 to 2019.


Parliament Questions on or after 02 August 2022 Sitting

QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER

Ms Hazel Poa: To ask the Minister for Education with regard to the staff in Hwa Chong Institution who delivered discriminatory content (a) what are the duties that he is retaining; and (b) what safeguard is in place to ensure that such incident does not happen again.

QUESTIONS FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Minister for Defence for each year from 2000, what percentage of full-time national servicemen have been permanent residents.

Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Minister for Law (a) whether there are any good class bungalows (GCBs) bought by non-citizens under special approval since 2000; and (b) if so, how many GCBs have been approved for such purchase.

Mr Leong Mun Wai: To ask the Minister for Law in view of reports on $200,000 per month rental for a Queen Astrid Park good glass bungalow (GCB) (a) whether there is now a greater rental demand for colonial black-and-white bungalows; (b) how many colonial black-and-white bungalows exceed 20,000 square feet in land area; and (c) what is the land size, current lease duration and monthly rental for each of these bungalows.

Ms Hazel Poa: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance (a) how was the tax loophole of non-bare trusts discovered; and (b) when was it discovered.

Ms Hazel Poa: To ask the Minister for Health what is the current life expectancy in Singapore by racial groups.

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