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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. S4W-17472

Asked by: Ewing, Annabelle, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 25 September 2013

To ask the Scottish Government what PFI contracts to build schools were approved in Fife between 1999 and 2007, what the capital cost was for each and how much will be paid over the lifetime of the contracts.

Current Status: Answered by Nicola Sturgeon on 4 October 2013

Question ref. S4W-17271

Asked by: Ewing, Annabelle, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 18 September 2013

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the abolition of tolls on the Forth Road Bridge on (a) jobs and (b) economic development in Fife.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 October 2013

Question ref. S4W-17272

Asked by: Ewing, Annabelle, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 18 September 2013

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S3W-38767 by Keith Brown on 27 January 2011, whether it will provide an update on the average annual saving for a commuter since the abolition of tolls on the Forth Road Bridge.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 October 2013

Question ref. S4W-17273

Asked by: Ewing, Annabelle, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 18 September 2013

To ask the Scottish Government whether it maintains a record of the number of vehicles using the Forth Road Bridge since the abolition of bridge tolls.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 October 2013

Question ref. S4W-17084

Asked by: Ewing, Annabelle, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 11 September 2013

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its anti-poverty strategy, what information it has on the number of widowers in Scotland affected by the 1988 contributions cut-off date in social security legislation.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 24 September 2013

Question ref. S4W-16540

Asked by: Ewing, Annabelle, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 29 July 2013

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact that the replacement of Disability Living Allowance with personal independence payments will have on (a) disabled people in Scotland and (b) its poverty targets.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 14 August 2013

Question ref. S4W-15177

Asked by: Ewing, Annabelle, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 22 May 2013

To ask the Scottish Government whether it keeps under review matters arising from flooding incidents in Fife.

Current Status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 4 June 2013

Question ref. S4W-15133

Asked by: Ewing, Annabelle, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 17 May 2013

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to publish information on the economic opportunities of independence.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Nicola Sturgeon on 20 May 2013

Question ref. S4W-14654

Asked by: Ewing, Annabelle, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 3 May 2013

To ask the Scottish Government what PFI projects there are in Fife and what the (a) estimated capital value and (b) annual revenue cost is and what percentage of Fife Council spend the revenue cost represents.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 17 May 2013

Question ref. S4W-14238

Asked by: Ewing, Annabelle, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 11 April 2013

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the affordability of housing benefit in an independent Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 8 May 2013