Over 450 cuts filed ahead of Committee of Supply Debate

Over 450 cuts filed ahead of Committee of Supply Debate

Members of Parliament have filed more than 450 cuts for the Committee of Supply Debate which is expected to start on Thursday.

Singapore Parliament house

SINGAPORE: Members of Parliament have filed more than 450 cuts for the Committee of Supply Debate which is expected to start on Thursday.

The debate, which will stretch till March 9, deals with the estimates of expenditure for the coming financial year and sees ministries laying out their priorities for the year.

By moving a cut, a Member gets a "peg" to debate on the policies and details of programmes of that ministry.

Reflecting issues that Singaporeans are concerned about, the ministry that will get the most number of MPs on their feet is Community Development, Youth and Sports.

Followed by Education, Manpower, Health and Transport.

Last year, the three ministries with the most cuts filed were National Development, Community Development, Youth and Sports, and Information, Communications and the Arts.

There were also fewer cuts filed last year, at 411.

Source: CNA/cc

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