MPs on Friday (Mar 13) debated on the Committee of Supply estimates for the Ministry of Social and Family Development before wrapping up the Budget 2015 debate. Several Bills were passed, including the amendment to the Police Force Bill and the Community Disputes Resolution Bill.
The CPF scheme has served Singaporeans well, but it is also timely to review it in order to enhance retirement adequacy. Several MPs made this point as they thanked the President for his address charting the government's agenda for the second half of its term. Parliament was also given an update on the committee tasked to review the education model at polytechnics and ITE. MPs were told that the committee is looking at how these students can progress upwards even without a degree, or before they get one.