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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-10121
Asked by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 2 August 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what type of heating systems it will require builders of new buildings to install in place of fossil fuel heating from 2024, should its proposed ban on the use of direct emissions heating systems, such as those run on fossil fuel, in new-build properties be put in place; whether it will provide any data it has on how many of the existing workforce are already trained to fit any such systems; what action it is taking to retrain those already in the industry to fit any such systems; which courses it anticipates will be required at colleges to train new people to the industry to fit and maintain units required for any such systems; how many places on any such courses will (a) be made available and (b) require to be filled to meet workforce demand, and, if none of this information has yet been documented, what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

Current status: Answer expected on 30 August 2022