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Updated: 02/23/2013 00:54 | By Channel NewsAsia

Parliament to debate host of issues on Monday

Parliament to debate host of issues on Monday


Parliament to debate host of issues on Monday

SINGAPORE: Members of Parliament (MPs) will debate a host of issues when Parliament sits at 1:30pm on Monday.

Fifteen questions have been tabled for oral reply.

MP Lee Bee Wah wants to know whether the government will consider reducing the foreign domestic worker levy to help families cope with the higher cost of hiring them.

MP Alex Yam wants to know if the transport ministry will consider limiting the access of heavy vehicles into residential areas for non—essential journeys, as well as providing alternative access routes for heavy vehicles to industrial areas that are near towns.

Non—constituency MP Yee Jenn Jong has questions on the investigations into claims of police brutality by former SMRT bus drivers.

He wants to know the legal basis for the attempt by police officers to retain or confiscate a laptop, desktop computer and mobile phone from a film maker at her residence.

Following the questions and answers session, Singapore’s new budget will be unveiled at 3:30pm by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam.

He’ll outline the financial policy of the government for the financial year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.

— CNA/ck

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