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Question reference: S6W-13048

  • Asked by: Daniel Johnson, MSP for Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 9 December 2022
  • Current status: Answered by George Adam on 5 January 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what the longest wait for a reply to written correspondence to the Scottish Government by an MSP has been in the last year, and whether it will provide details of the correspondence and reasons for the length of wait.


The Scottish Government aims to answer all ministerial correspondence within 20 working days and regularly reviews and monitors its performance against this target.

Within the last year (December 2021 to December 2022), the longest response time was 272 days. This correspondence related to the donation of baby boxes to refugees from Ukraine and the delay was due to a processing error caused by a high volume of correspondence on refugees from Ukraine.