Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on the Annual Requests in the Past Five Years for Police Assistance on Ex-spouses Overstaying in Matrimonial Homes Ordered for Sale by the Court

Published: 28 November 2022


Ms Carrie Tan:
To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) for the last five years, what is the annual number of requests received by the Singapore Police Force for help regarding ex-spouses who are overstaying in matrimonial homes that have been ordered by the court to be sold; and (b) what is the typical course of action when such requests for help are received.


Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law:

1.   The Police do not track the number of such requests. The breach of such court orders, by itself, does not constitute a criminal offence.

2.   When such requests for help are received, Police will assess based on the facts and circumstances of each case. For situations where criminal offences are disclosed, Police will investigate accordingly.