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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-05649

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 11 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many public sector tenders were awarded to Amazon in the financial year 2020-21, and what the overall value of those tenders was.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 14 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05168

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 21 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what measures it plans to put in place to reduce the reliance on incinerators for the purpose of waste disposal, in light of SEPA household waste data for 2020 that reportedly shows that waste managed by incineration increased by 33.6% since 2019.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 12 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04514

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 19 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it last issued guidance to local authorities on measuring low-frequency noise.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04515

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 19 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it collates the complaints about low-frequency noise that are made to local authorities.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04513

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 19 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what research it has carried out regarding developing a method by environmental health officers for assessing low-frequency noise.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04368

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 15 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with (a) Police Scotland and (b) the Scottish Police Authority regarding how much Police Scotland has spent on dealing with cases of (i) sexual harassment and (ii) discrimination.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 25 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04119

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 4 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the new hydrogen-powered vessel in Orkney will be covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04120

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 4 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the anticipated delivery date is for the new hydrogen-powered vessel in Orkney. 

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04118

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 4 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to make a direct award to local authority operator, Orkney Ferries, for the new hydrogen-powered vessel in Orkney.  

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04121

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 4 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will meet the costs of hydrogen bunkering and refuelling infrastructure at Kirkwall and Shapinsay for the new hydrogen-powered vessel in Orkney.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 17 November 2021