Parliamentary Questions for 9 July

I have filed PQs on education, healthcare and transport for the 9 July Parliament sitting. I couldn’t ask any more because five is the limit for each sitting day.

I have filed PQs on education, healthcare and transport for the 9 July Parliament sitting. I couldn’t ask any more because five is the limit for each sitting day.

*26. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Education whether the textbooks used by primary schools are comprehensive enough to cover all the curriculum content examined during the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) without the need for supplementary content and/or materials provided by teachers or tuition centres.

*27. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Education how are textbooks used by primary schools selected by the Ministry for inclusion in the Approved Textbook List (ATL); whether primary schools are allowed to select textbooks outside of the ATL as their primary text for a subject; and how does the Ministry ensure that all textbooks used by primary schools are of a uniform and sufficiently high standard to meet the demands of examinations, especially the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).

*61. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Health what are the top five contributory factors for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in our public hospitals; whether the HAI rate is linked to the high bed occupancy rates in the public hospitals; and what is the Ministry is doing to reduce HAIs in our hospitals.

22. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Health for each of the last three years what has been the healthcare-associated infection (HAI) rate (measured per 100 hospital admissions) in each of the following hospitals: (i) Singapore General Hospital (ii) National University Hospital (iii) Tan Tock Seng Hospital (iv) Changi General Hospital (v) Alexandra Hospital (vi) Khoo Teck Puat Hospital; (b) how many patients are diagnosed with HAIs in these public hospitals; and (c) what are the annual direct medical and non-medical costs on the healthcare system and patients resulting from HAIs.

26. Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song: To ask the Minister for Transport when will the report of the Committee of Inquiry (COI) looking into the December 2011 MRT train disruptions be released; whether the full transcripts of the COI proceedings will be released to the public; and whether the Government will table the report as a motion for debate in this House.

[Note: I filed this question before the 27 June filing deadline. This was before I knew the COI report was to be released this week.]

* denotes question for oral answer.

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7 thoughts on “Parliamentary Questions for 9 July”

  1. Dear Gerald,

    Thank you for your public service and your willingness to be constructive in your approach to politics in Spore. Workers Party have always been an inspiration to us who yearn for an alternative to the ruling party.

    Your questions however sound like the sort that the ruling part MPs would table in parliament. They are not the sort of questions which represent the needs of the common man. We, the non professional class in Spore, those who have not benefitted from the present system, need a voice. Gerald please be our voice in Parliament. No one speaks for us.

  2. why are you asking all these irrelevent questions , why don’t you question the govt on the recent Brompton bike purchase ?
    They need to come clean on the purchase process procedure.
    why don’t you find out more on the status of the $4B IMF loan ?

  3. As the most important body making laws and decisions on the country and people’s life, why is there a limit to 5 questions only? Sitting for O level or A level?

    There must not be a limit to the amount of questions that can be asked on national issues and issues or grave importance to the country and people.

    Please ask this question.

  4. If I am not wrong, WP can also table bills in parliament. Why dont all the WP MPs get to together table a bill which will benefit the worker. It will not get the majority vote but that does not matter. The attempt to define issues and make them concrete tbru bills in parliament is important.

    Just do something in parliament which shows your willingness to make a stand. People will respect you. Never mind if PAP MPs make fun of you and if the MSM malign you or tear your proposals to shreds. The social media will support your efforts.

    Dont be timid WP. Assert yourselves!!!

  5. I disagree with tabling a bill that wil not get passed. The negative media exposure will get front page news across the hundreds of thousands of apolitical Singaporeans who will then ask the question of ‘What was WP thinking when they tabled the bill that was going to fail?’

    The question asked appear to be useful in forumlating future policies. With that said, I have yet to see or sense a policy direction that WP is taking.

    Regards,

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