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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-08073

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Date lodged: 13 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support Ukrainian nationals already studying or who wish to study at college or university in Scotland.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 14 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07792

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Date lodged: 30 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the further implementation of No One Left Behind and how transforming employment support may help to tackle poverty.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Richard Lochhead on 31 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-05047

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Date lodged: 13 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, what support is available for wraparound child care services that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but remain essential to its new wraparound plans.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 7 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04277

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Date lodged: 12 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the funding of up to £40 million for the culture sector that was announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy on 2 June 2021 (Official Report, c. 16); how much of this funding has been distributed, and in what form; how much funding remains to be distributed, and when this will be distributed to support the culture sector.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 22 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03953

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Date lodged: 22 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Scottish Government and Scottish Green Party shared policy programme commitment to "undertake a programme of work and analysis to better understand our energy requirements as we transition to net zero".

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Michael Matheson on 25 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03326

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Date lodged: 28 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its commitment to removing non-residential social care charges, whether it will provide an update on its work with (a) COSLA and (b) other stakeholders to identify the most effective way of achieving this, and what the timescale is for the implementation of the policy.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 14 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03267

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Date lodged: 24 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the potential impact on how competitive projects in Scotland can be compared with those in England and Wales, and how disadvantaged they may be in future Contracts for Difference auctions, whether it will consider raising the cap on floating offshore wind innovation projects within Marine Scotland's plan for Innovation projects and Targeted Oil and Gas Decarbonisation (INTOG) from 100MW to 300MW.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 11 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03294

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Date lodged: 23 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the evaluation of the Scottish Strategy for Autism 2011-21, and how it plans to respond to this.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Kevin Stewart on 24 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02837

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Date lodged: 7 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether COVID-19 funding for bus operators will be extended beyond 3 October 2021.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Graeme Dey on 8 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02081

Asked by: Hyslop, Fiona, Linlithgow, Date lodged: 10 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many additional trading standards officers local authorities will need to employ in the future to deliver (a) its agenda in response to the impact of Brexit, (b) the recovery from COVID-19 and (c) the standards expected from its environmental agenda.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 2 September 2021