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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-10095

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 29 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the temporary storage of industrial materials without timetabled recovery plans in Marine Protected Areas.

Current Status: Answer expected on 26 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10096

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 29 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the temporary storage of industrial materials from Foinaven oilfield without a timetabled recovery plan in the Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt Marine Protected Area.

Current Status: Answer expected on 26 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-10078

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 28 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what work has been undertaken to estimate how many wild birds and seabirds have died in total as a result of the current avian influenza outbreak, and what the most up-to-date total estimate is.

Current Status: Answer expected on 25 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09825

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 19 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what advice was provided to Marine Scotland by (a) NatureScot and (b) Marine Scotland Science regarding the Seagreen Wind Energy Limited reports in respect of unexploded ordnance clearance activities.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 28 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09824

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 19 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that unexploded ordnance disposals are conducted according to the methods expressed on a licence application.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 28 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09823

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 19 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the Seagreen Alpha and Bravo Wind Area monitoring reports, which reportedly found that craters of 1.6m x 1m x 0.3m, 2.18m x1.7m x 0.5m and 2.28m x 1.7m x 0.5m were induced in the seabed by unexploded ordnance (UXO) detonation.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 28 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09748

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 13 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that all schools and school leaders are supported to understand the additional support for learning needs of children and young people from armed forces and veterans' families, in line with the recognition in the Supporting Children’s Learning: Statutory Guidance on the Education (Additional Support for Learning) Scotland Act 2004 (as amended) Code of Practice 2017 that the children of parents in the armed forces are a group that "may require additional support".

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09747

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 13 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that teachers and those training to be teachers are supported to understand the additional support for learning needs of children and young people from armed forces and veterans' families, in line with the recognition in the Supporting Children’s Learning: Statutory Guidance on the Education (Additional Support for Learning) Scotland Act 2004 (as amended) Code of Practice 2017 that the children of parents in the armed forces are a group that "may require additional support".

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09743

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 13 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what provision it makes to ensure that children and young people from armed forces and veterans' families are included in any consultation events or processes carried out that include or involve children and young people.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09742

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 13 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to the development of a module to support the understanding of the specific additional support for learning needs of children and young people from armed forces and veterans' families as part of compulsory undergraduate, post-graduate and continued professional development teacher training.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 27 July 2022