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On Parliament's agenda next week: NLB, MH17 and dengue

A total of 83 questions were submitted for the Aug 4 session of the 12th Parliament of Singapore.

SINGAPORE: Parliament will be in session next Monday (Aug 4), with the National Library Board, downed flight MH17, dengue and the Auditor-General's Report on the agenda.

A total of 83 questions were submitted by Members of Parliament for this sitting: 60 questions for oral answer and 23 questions for written answer.

Among the questions are a series of queries on the NLB's book selection, acquisition and withdrawal processes, stemming from the recent incident in which three books were pulled from the shelves of the children's section.

The spate of air crashes over the past month led to questions on the rules governing Singapore flag carriers on routes that might span war zones.

The sharp increase in the number of cases of dengue in recent months was also a hot topic, with questions on the causes and preventive measures - including the possibility of making the Sanofi dengue vaccine available here - filed.

And with a series of lapses unearthed in the Auditor-General's Report a fortnight ago, some MPs asked about the steps being undertaken to address the issues flagged.

The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill will be introduced by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean, while there will be Second Readings of the Family Justice Bill, the Transboundary Haze Pollution Bill, the Attorney-General (Additional Functions) Bill and the Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill.

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