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Parliamentary questions can be asked by any MSP to the Scottish Government or the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. The questions provide a means for MSPs to get factual and statistical information.

  • Written questions must be answered within 10 working days (20 working days during recess)
  • Other questions such as Topical, Portfolio, General and First Minister's Question Times are taken in the Chamber

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Dates of parliamentary sessions
  1. Session 1: 12 May 1999 to 31 March 2003
  2. Session 2: 7 May 2003 to 2 April 2007
  3. Session 3: 9 May 2007 to 22 March 2011
  4. Session 4: 11 May 2011 to 23 March 2016
  5. Session 5: 12 May 2016 to 5 May 2021
  6. Current session: 12 May 2021 to 14 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-27722

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 12 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 9 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding any potential impact on its funding of the service, what its position is on whether a single-sex exemption under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010, based on a candidate's biological and legal sex, should have prevented the board of the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre appointing its current chief executive.

Question reference: S6W-28331

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-27492 by Fiona Hyslop on 31 May 2024, what financial support is being made available to local communities to install public EV charging points as part of its Vision for Scotland's Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network, and how groups can access any such funding.

Question reference: S6W-28431

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the recent decision by the City of Edinburgh Council to permanently close Brunstane Road to through traffic, in light of the closure reportedly receiving 618 objections from the local community.

Question reference: S6W-28430

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Alasdair Allan on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether (a) the Minister for Housing, (b) any other minister and (c) its officials have met with (i) the City of Edinburgh Council, (ii) Shelter Scotland, (iii) Living Rent, (iv) owner-occupiers, (v) representatives of owner-occupiers and (vi) tenant representatives, to discuss the reported concerns surrounding remediation works as part of the Mixed Tenure Improvement Scheme, administered by the City of Edinburgh Council, and, if so, what was discussed.

Question reference: S6W-28433

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Alasdair Allan on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that retrofit schemes are well designed with (a) tenants, (b) private owner-occupiers and (c) the local community at the heart.

Question reference: S6W-28428

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Alasdair Allan on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what financial support is currently available for private owner-occupiers in relation to remediation works as part of the Mixed Tenure Improvement Scheme, administered by the City of Edinburgh Council, in light of reports of significant financial constrains on vulnerable families.

Question reference: S6W-28429

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Alasdair Allan on 9 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered introducing any additional financial support for private owner-occupiers in relation to remediation works as part of the Mixed Tenure Improvement Scheme, administered by the City of Edinburgh Council, in light of reported concerns that owners may need to sell their homes and that this may increase pressure on social housing services.

Question reference: S6W-28316

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 9 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-27997 by Ivan McKee on 17 June 2024, whether it will consider any benefits and drawbacks of the establishment of a new non-departmental public body, similar to Homes England, in advance of the Programme for Government, to speed up housebuilding in light of the housing emergency.

Question reference: S6W-28324

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 4 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-27996 by Ivan McKee on 17 June 2024, when it expects to publish (a) the responses received and (b) its response to the consultation.

Question reference: S6W-28427

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 29 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported concerns of (a) council tenants, (b) private tenants and (c) private owner-occupiers regarding the Mixed Tenure Improvement Scheme, administered by the City of Edinburgh Council, in light of the remediation works set to be undertaken at Lochend and Restalrig.