Cars, housing the top issues for Monday's Parliament sitting

Car loans and HDB flat prices are among the hot button issues that will be raised on Monday at the first Parliament sitting after last month's Budget debate.

Mr Lim Biow Chuan (Mountbatten) is asking when the Monetary Authority of Singapore will review its policy to restrict car loans, "to ensure that Singaporeans will have reasonable opportunities to purchase a car with adequate financing".

Mr Png Eng Huat (Hougang) in turn is asking Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan to provide the average price ranges for new flats before and after the Housing Board de-linked prices of Build-to-Order (BTO) flats from those of resale flats.

MPs also filed questions on the impact of tightened foreign worker policies on the completion of BTO projects, and the outcome of a salary review of officers in the elite Administrative Service.

Four Bills are up for a second reading, including one to introduce new parenthood measures such as one week of paid paternity leave and four weeks of government-paid adoption leave.

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