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Singapore Parliament

On Wednesday (Nov 5), ministers gave replies to MPs' questions on postal rates, music in public places, hawker food prices and mental illness, among other issues. The House also passed the Animals & Birds (Amendment) Bill. During the 3-day sitting, Parliament debated and passed a total of 10 Bills.


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MP Patrick Tay speaks on NTUC's efforts, concerns of PMEs, productivity growth

Singapore Parliament

Supporting the Budget, MP for Nee Soon GRC Patrick Tay said it heartening to note that the govt has supported the labour movement's call for higher CPF contribution rates in particular for older workers, as well as effecting various social transfers to the lower and middle income Singaporeans. He elaborated efforts that NTUC has embarked on and will be embarking on to support PMEs. Mr Tay also said generating productivity growth is the only sustainable way to increase value-add and grow incomes.

03 Mar 2014