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Written questions and answers

Written 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 from them.

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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Question ref. S6W-08491

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has undertaken a feasibility assessment and consultation to consider a new system for the registration of boiler sales and installations, for the purposes of managing the phase-out of fossil fuel boilers. R

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 26 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08747

Asked by: Nicoll, Audrey, Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Date lodged: 23 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update regarding the public consultation on legislative proposals from the Dame Elish Angiolini report of the Independent Review of Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in Relation to Policing.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Keith Brown on 24 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08489

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether fabric efficiency regulations will require compliance at specified points in the building lifecycle, including (a) sale, (b) re-let, (c) major renovation, (d) conversion and (e) extension.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 23 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08446

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Date lodged: 10 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any financial implications, including pension liabilities, of its decision to take HMP Kilmarnock into public ownership.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08501

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has produced an interim assessment of the impact on (a) the local economy, (b) jobs, (c) cod spawning progress of the Firth of Clyde cod spawning closure for 2022-23.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08456

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 11 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of land that is owned by each local authority supports organic farming.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08406

Asked by: Baillie, Jackie, Dumbarton, Date lodged: 6 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is providing additional funding to Breathing Space in order to support people experiencing mental health impacts as a result of the cost-of-living crisis.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08383

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Date lodged: 11 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions have taken place regarding its ministers' responsibility for (a) discharging untested patients to care homes and (b) the overruling of family power of attorney, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08348

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Date lodged: 11 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many people selected for jury duty in Dumfries and Galloway have been excused on the grounds that they cannot reasonably travel for jury duty in Ayr, since March 2020.  

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08507

Asked by: Dunbar, Jackie, Aberdeen Donside, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will outline the types of community projects that have benefitted from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 May 2022