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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Louis Ng on Financial Services and Markets Bill

Speech by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, at the Second Reading of the Financial Services and Markets Bill (Bill No. 4/2022) Introduction  Sir, this Bill consolidates and increases MAS’s powers. In doing so, it empowers MAS to take a comprehensive, sector-wide approach to risk management and enforcement action. I thank MAS for holding a public consultation in preparation for this Bill in January 2020 and for incorporating some of the feedback into the Bill.....

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