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Written questions and answers

Written parliamentary questions can be asked by any MSP to the Scottish Government 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-04263

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 8 November 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether there is a date in place for the introduction of gene editing.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04262

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 8 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has commissioned a study into the environmental benefits of gene editing.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 22 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04261

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 8 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding gene editing.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 22 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03845

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 21 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had regarding the environmental impact of the First Minister's use of international flights, and how it offsets the CO2 emissions of such ministerial flights.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 22 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04264

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 8 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on researching the (a) benefits and (b) costs of gene editing, in each year since 2016.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 22 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04267

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 8 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on supporting aquaponics in each year since 2018.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 20 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04268

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 8 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what research it has undertaken to further its understanding of the (a) environmental benefits and (b) costs of aquaponics.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 19 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04074

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 4 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding deposit return schemes.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04075

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 4 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with businesses regarding the introduction of a deposit return scheme.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04076

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 4 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the interoperability of any future deposit return schemes.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 18 November 2021