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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