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The 13th Parliament of Singapore was the previous Parliament of Singapore. The first session commenced on 15 January 2016 and was dissolved on 23 June 2020.[1][2][3] The membership was set by the 2015 Singapore General Election on 11 September 2015, and changed twice throughout the term; one was the resignation of Bukit Batok Single Member Constituency MP David Ong in 2016, and the resignation of Marsiling–Yew Tee Group Representation Constituency MP and Speaker Halimah Yacob in 2017.

The 13th Parliament is controlled by a People's Action Party majority, led by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and members of the cabinet, which assumed power on 1 October 2015. The Opposition is led by the Secretary General of the Workers' Party, Pritam Singh. Tan Chuan-Jin, of the People's Action Party, is the Speaker of Parliament as of 11 September 2017. He succeeds Yacob, who resigned as Speaker to contest in the Presidential Elections 2017. Yacob was previously elected as the 9th Speaker of the House during the 12th Parliament on 14 January 2013.

Result of the 2015 Singapore general election[]

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The Workers' Party, being the best performing opposition parties were awarded three Non-Constituency Member of Parliament seats in accordance with the Constitution. Lee Li Lian, Dennis Tan, and Leon Perera were appointed as NCMPs,[4] though Lee Li Lian decided not to accept the NCMP post.[5]

Officeholders[]

Speaker[]

  • Halimah Yacob of the People's Action Party, MP of Marsiling–Yew Tee GRC, was re-elected as Speaker of Parliament on 15 January 2016.[6][7] She relinquished her post on 7 August 2017 to run for the presidency in the 2017 Singapore presidential election, with Charles serving as Acting Speaker until 10 September 2017.[8]
  • Charles Chong and Lim Biow Chuan of the People's Action Party were elected as Deputy Speakers on 25 January 2016[9]
  • Tan Chuan-Jin was elected as Speaker and becomes the 10th Speaker of the Republic of Singapore on 11 September 2017.[10]

Leaders[]

House Leaders[]

  • Leader of the House: Grace Fu
  • Deputy Leader of the House: Desmond Lee

Whips[]

Committees[]

Select committees[]

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Committee of selection[]

Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, the committee of selection selects and nominates members to the various sessional and select committees.[11] The committee consisted of seven other members:

Committee of privileges[]

The committee of privileges looks into any complaint alleging breaches of parliamentary privilege.[12] Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, the committee consisted of seven other members:

Estimates committee[]

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 consisted of eight members:[13]

House committee[]

The house committee looks after the comfort and convenience of Members of Parliament and advises the Speaker on these matters.[14] Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, the committee consisted of seven other members:

Public accounts committee[]

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 consisted of eight members:[15]

Public petitions committee[]

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.[16] Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, the committee consisted of seven other members:

  • Cheryl Chan
  • Janil Puthucheary
  • Desmond Lee
  • Louis Ng
  • Denise Phua
  • Dennis Tan
  • Melvin Yong

Standing orders committee[]

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.[17] Chaired by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, the committee consisted of nine other members:

Government Parliamentary Committees[]

Mooted by then-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 4 May 2018[18]
Government Parliamentary Committee Member of Parliament
Communications and Information
Chairperson Cedric Foo
Deputy Chairperson Tin Pei Ling
Members

Darryl David
Ong Teng Koon
Rahayu Mahzam
Teo Ho Pin
Teo Ser Luck
Vikram Nair

Culture, Community and Youth
Chairperson Lim Wee Kiak
Deputy Chairperson Darryl David
Members

Joan Pereira
Henry Kwek
Lee Yi Shyan
Saktiandi Supaat
Alex Yam
Yee Chia Hsing

Defence and Foreign Affairs
Chairperson Vikram Nair
Deputy Chairperson Joan Pereira
Members

Charles Chong
Chong Kee Hiong
Fatimah Abdul Lateef
Henry Kwek
Seah Kian Peng
Teo Ho Pin

Education
Chairperson Denise Phua
Deputy Chairperson Intan Azura Mokhtar
Members

Ang Wei Neng
Cheng Li Hui
Foo Mee Har
Lim Wee Kiak
Murali Pillai
Zainal Sapari

Environment and Water Resources (including Climate Change)
Chairperson Lee Bee Wah
Deputy Chairperson Gan Thiam Poh
Members

Amrin Amin
Cheng Li Hui
Chia Shi-Lu
Liang Eng Hwa
Louis Ng

Finance and Trade and Industry
Chairperson Liang Eng Hwa
Deputy Chairperson Teo Ser Luck
Members

Cedric Foo
Cheryl Chan
Desmond Choo
Foo Mee Har
Henry Kwek
Saktiandi Supaat

Health (including Ageing and Silver Generation Office)
Chairperson Chia Shi-Lu
Deputy Chairperson Lily Neo
Members

Charles Chong
Christopher de Souza
Fatimah Abdul Lateef
Joan Pereira
Melvin Yong
Murali Pillai
Tin Pei Ling

Home Affairs and Law
Chairperson Christopher de Souza
Deputy Chairperson Murali Pillai
Members

Desmond Choo
Jessica Tan
Louis Ng
Rahayu Mahzam
Patrick Tay
Sitoh Yih Pin

Manpower
Chairperson Patrick Tay
Deputy Chairperson Zainal Sapari
Members

Cheryl Chan
Chong Kee Hiong
Intan Azura Mokhtar
Jessica Tan
Lee Yi Shyan
Lim Biow Chuan
Yee Chia Hsing

National Development (including Municipal Services Office)
Chairperson Alex Yam
Deputy Chairperson Chong Kee Hiong
Members

Cheryl Chan
Gan Thiam Poh
Lee Bee Wah
Louis Ng
Ong Teng Koon
Saktiandi Supaat

Social and Family Development (including National Population and Talent Division)
Chairperson Seah Kian Peng
Deputy Chairperson Rahayu Mahzam
Members

Ang Hin Kee
Darryl David
Denise Phua
Lily Neo
Melvin Yong
Tan Wu Meng

Transport
Chairperson Sitoh Yih Pin
Deputy Chairperson Ang Hin Kee
Members

Ang Wei Neng
Cheng Li Hui
Intan Azura Mokhtar
Lim Biow Chuan
Melvin Yong
Sun Xueling
Yee Chia Hsing

Members[]

Main article: List of members of the 13th Parliament of Singapore

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