ORDER PAPER MONDAY, 13 JULY 2015, 1.30 pm
1. Mr Arthur Fong: To ask the Prime Minister (a) whether the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee has been formed; and what are the guidelines that the EBRC will follow.
2. Mr Yee Jenn Jong: To ask the Prime Minister (a) whether the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee has been formed and, if so, who are the members of the Committee; (b) if not, when will it be formed; (c) when will the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee's report be published; and (d) what is the likely duration from the publication of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee's report to the calling of a general election.
Response as follows:
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told Parliament today that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee was formed two months ago — which means, it was formed some time in May 2015 and there was no declaration of it.
In the lead-up to the two previous General Elections in 2006 and 2011, the committee took about four months after being formed to issue its report.
In other words, the next GE can be called within two months, just after National Day and SG50 celebrations.
Do you think so?