Government Financial Statements
Parliamentary Question by Mr Pritam Singh:
To ask the Minister for Finance (a) whether the Government Financial Statements can be made available online for public perusal; and (b) what are the reasons for not making them available online.
Parliamentary Reply by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat:
The Government Financial Statements (GFS) comprises yearly detailed statements of government accounts, prepared by the Accountant-General in accordance with the Constitution and Financial Procedure Act for the purpose of submission to the President and the Parliament. Copies of the GFS are made available for access by Members of Parliament in the Parliament Library, and for public access in the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library.
To make it easier for the public to understand the detailed statements in the GFS, the Ministry of Finance extracts relevant information from the GFS every year and publishes them in the Budget Book and other documents related to the Budget. These information are made available online on the MOF website. We will continue to review and update the various methods in which we release and publish information on government accounts.