14th Parliament of Singapore

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14th Parliament of Singapore
Majority parliament
24 August 2020 – present
House
Seating plan of the 14th Parliament of Singapore.svg
Seating arrangements of the House
Speaker of Parliament
Prime
Minister
Leader
of the
Opposition
Session(s)
1st Session
24 August 2020 – present
Cabinet(s)
14th Cabinet
Lee Hsien Loong
27 July 2020 – present
Parliamentarians
ElectedNCMPNominated
9229
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The 14th Parliament of Singapore is the current Parliament of Singapore. It opened on 24 August 2020.[1] The membership was set by the 2020 Singapore General Election on 10 July 2020.

The 14th Parliament is controlled by the People's Action Party majority, led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and members of the cabinet, which assumed power on 25 July 2020.

The Opposition is led by Pritam Singh from the Workers' Party. Tan Chuan-Jin will be the Speaker of Parliament from the People's Action Party.

Result of the 2020 Singapore general election[edit]

2020 Singapore election results.svg
PartyVotes%Seats+/–
People's Action Party1,527,49161.23830
Workers' Party279,92211.2210+4
Progress Singapore Party253,99610.180New
Singapore Democratic Party111,0544.4500
National Solidarity Party93,6533.7500
Peoples Voice59,1832.370New
Reform Party54,5992.1900
Singapore People's Party37,9981.5200
Singapore Democratic Alliance37,2371.4900
Red Dot United31,2601.250New
People's Power Party7,4890.3000
Independents6550.0300
Total2,494,537100.0093+4
Valid votes2,494,53798.20
Invalid/blank votes45,8221.80
Total votes2,540,359100.00
Registered voters/turnout2,651,43595.81
Source: Singapore Elections

The Progress Singapore Party, being the best performing opposition parties were awarded two Non-Constituency Member of Parliament seats in accordance with the Constitution. Hazel Poa, and Leong Mun Wai were appointed as NCMPs.[2]

Officeholders[edit]

Speaker[edit]

Leaders[edit]

House Leaders[edit]

Whips[edit]

Committees[edit]

Select committees[edit]

Committee of selection[edit]

Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, the committee of selection selects and nominates members to the various sessional and select committees.[6] The committee consists of seven other members:

Committee of privileges[edit]

The committee of privileges looks into any complaint alleging breaches of parliamentary privilege.[7] Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, the committee consists of seven other members:

Estimates committee[edit]

The estimates committee examines the Government's budget and reports what economies, improvements in organisation, efficiency or administrative reforms consistent with the policy underlying the estimates, may be effected and suggests the form in which the estimates shall be presented to Parliament. The committee consists of eight members:[8]

House committee[edit]

The house committee looks after the comfort and convenience of Members of Parliament and advises the Speaker on these matters.[9] Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, the committee consists of seven other members:

Public accounts committee[edit]

The public accounts committee examines various accounts of the Government showing the appropriation of funds granted by Parliament to meet public expenditure, as well as other accounts laid before Parliament. The committee consists of eight members:[10]

Public petitions committee[edit]

The public petitions committee deals with public petitions received by the House. Its function is to consider petitions referred to the Committee and to report to the House.[11] Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, the committee consists of seven other members:

Standing orders committee[edit]

The standing orders committee reviews the Standing Orders from time to time and recommends amendments and reports to the House on all matters relating to them.[12] Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, the committee consists of the Deputy Speakers of Parliament and seven other members:

Special Select Committee on Nominations for Appointment as Nominated Members of Parliament[edit]

The special select committee is set up to nominate persons for appointment as Nominated Members of Parliament by the President.[13] Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, the committee consists of seven other members:

Government Parliamentary Committees[edit]

Mooted by then-Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong in 1987, government parliamentary committees (GPCs) are set up by the governing People's Action Party to scrutinise the legislation and programmes of the various Ministries. They also serve as an additional channel of feedback on government policies.

Current members of the Government Parliamentary Committees
as of 19 August 2020[14]
Government Parliamentary Committee Member of Parliament
Communications and Information
Chairperson Tin Pei Ling
Deputy Chairperson Alex Yam
Members

Christopher de Souza
Seah Kian Peng
Jessica Tan
Hany Soh
Mohamed Sharael Taha

Culture, Community and Youth
Chairperson Sitoh Yih Pin
Deputy Chairperson Darryl David
Members

Tin Pei Ling
Cheng Li Hui
Joan Pereira
Mohd Fahmi Aliman
Hany Soh
Xie Yao Quan

Defence and Foreign Affairs
Chairperson Vikram Nair
Deputy Chairperson Alex Yam
Members

Chong Kee Hiong
Henry Kwek
Don Wee
Rachel Ong
Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim

Education
Chairperson Patrick Tay
Deputy Chairperson Darryl David
Members

Denise Phua
Foo Mee Har
Mariam Jaafar
Shawn Huang
Wan Rizal Wan Zakariah

Finance and Trade and Industry
Chairperson Liang Eng Hwa
Deputy Chairperson Foo Mee Har
Members

Jessica Tan
Saktiandi Supaat
Desmond Choo
Derrick Goh
Edward Chia
Shawn Huang
Mariam Jaafar

Health
Chairperson Tan Wu Meng
Deputy Chairperson Ng Ling Ling
Members

Lim Wee Kiak
Ang Wei Neng
Wan Rizal Wan Zakariah
Yip Hon Weng
Mariam Jaafar

Home Affairs and Law
Chairperson Murali Pillai
Deputy Chairperson Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim
Members

Christopher de Souza
Sitoh Yih Pin
Tan Wu Meng
Vikram Nair
Patrick Tay
Derrick Goh

Manpower
Chairperson Desmond Choo
Deputy Chairperson Edward Chia
Members

Liang Eng Hwa
Cheng Li Hui
Mohamed Sharael Taha
Rachel Ong
Yeo Wan Ling
Yip Hon Weng

National Development
Chairperson Cheryl Chan
Deputy Chairperson Chong Kee Hiong
Members

Henry Kwek
Lim Biow Chuan
Louis Ng
Carrie Tan
Nadia Ahmad Samdin
Xie Yao Quan

Social and Family Development
Chairperson Seah Kian Peng
Deputy Chairperson Joan Pereira
Members

Denise Phua
Murali Pillai
Melvin Yong
Carrie Tan
Mohd Fahmi Aliman
Ng Ling Ling

Sustainability and the Environment
Chairperson Louis Ng
Deputy Chairperson Poh Li San
Members

Cheryl Chan
Gan Thiam Poh
Lim Wee Kiak
Nadia Ahmad Samdin
Don Wee

Transport
Chairperson Saktiandi Supaat
Deputy Chairperson Melvin Yong
Members

Lim Biow Chuan
Ang Wei Neng
Gan Thiam Poh
Poh Li San
Yeo Wan Ling

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "[LIVE HD] Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong announces new Cabinet - YouTube". Retrieved 25 July 2020. We will be opening Parliament on the 24th of August.
  2. ^ "GE2020: PSP's Hazel Poa and Leong Mun Wai will take up NCMP seats". CNA. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Tan Chuan-Jin becomes Singapore's 10th Speaker of Parliament". CNA. Archived from the original on 20 August 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin invites Jamus Lim and new MPs on a tour of Parliament House – The Independent News". Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Parliament: Christopher De Souza and Jessica Tan elected as Deputy Speakers of Parliament". Straits Times. 31 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Committee of Selection | Parliament Of Singapore". www.parliament.gov.sg. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Committee of Privileges | Parliament Of Singapore". www.parliament.gov.sg. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Estimates Committee | Parliament Of Singapore". www.parliament.gov.sg. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  9. ^ "House Committee | Parliament Of Singapore". www.parliament.gov.sg. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Public Accounts Committee | Parliament Of Singapore". www.parliament.gov.sg. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Public Petitions Committee | Parliament Of Singapore". www.parliament.gov.sg. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Standing Orders Committee | Parliament Of Singapore". www.parliament.gov.sg. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Special Select Committee on Nominations for Appointment as Nominated Members of Parliament | Parliament Of Singapore". www.parliament.gov.sg. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  14. ^ "Government Parliamentary Committees". pap.org.sg. Archived from the original on 2 September 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.