The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 for the 71st session of the 13th Parliament.
*2 oral questions and 1 written question had been scheduled to be asked.
2 Government Bills will be read for the 2nd time:
- Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Bill [Bill No. 11/2018] – (Minister for Home Affairs) – Second Reading. Notes and amendments on this Bill could be found in Supplement No. 13 dated 21 March 2018.
- Films (Amendment) Bill [Bill No. 10/2018] – (Minister for Communications and Information) – Second Reading.
Below are the questions filed towards the various Ministers
*Ms Denise Phua Lay Peng: To ask the Minister for Education (Schools) (a) how many appeals for exemption from Mother Tongue Language (MTL) have been received in each of the last three years; (b) what are the reasons for the appeals and what are the outcomes of these appeals; and (c) which department in the Ministry is responsible for assessing the appeals for an exemption from MTL and what is their basis for the approval of the appeals.
*Mr Christopher de Souza: To ask the Minister for Law (a) what are the measures the Government is taking to ensure that the Singapore Judiciary continues to be able to attract legal talent of the highest calibre; and (b) how does the situation in Singapore compare with that of the UK.
Assoc Prof Randolph Tan: To ask the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) how often does smoking and consumption of alcohol by spectators and players occur in the vicinity of sports stadiums in the aftermath of sports matches, including on the running tracks; and (b) whether there has been feedback from other stadium users about the impact that the gathering such groups of drinkers on running tracks has on other sporting activities.