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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. S5W-31666

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Date lodged: 8 September 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support childminders who have been unable to access financial support through current support schemes.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 9 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-30932

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Date lodged: 27 July 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a progress update on the rail decarbonisation action plan.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 28 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-30662

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Date lodged: 13 July 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of (a) Police Scotland officers and (b) Scottish Police Authority staff are from ethnic minority groups, broken down by rank and grade respectively.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 27 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-30663

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Date lodged: 13 July 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of (a) Police Scotland officers and (b) Scottish Police Authority staff are female, broken down by rank and grade respectively.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 27 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-27122

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Date lodged: 23 January 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of school leavers in each of the last five years who then set up their own business, and whether this is recorded as a positive destination.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 4 February 2020

Question ref. S5W-26968

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Date lodged: 14 January 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the commitment set out by the UK Government in the paper, New Decade, New Approach, that "as part of wider work examining funding options to support preparedness for entering new trading arrangements with the [EU] and support for businesses, [it] will engage specifically with the [Northern Ireland] Executive", whether the UK Government has invited it to engage at a similar level.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Russell on 21 January 2020

Question ref. S5W-26966

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Date lodged: 14 January 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the report by the Institute for Government, Getting Brexit Done, which argues that the UK Government must involve the Scottish Government in its Brexit negotiations to “properly reflect” Scotland's interests.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Russell on 21 January 2020

Question ref. S5W-26967

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Date lodged: 14 January 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the commitment set out by the UK Government in the paper, New Decade, New Approach, that it will ensure that representatives from the Northern Ireland Executive will be "invited to be part of the UK delegation in any meetings of the UK-EU Specialised or Joint Committees discussing Northern Ireland specific matters", whether it has been invited by the UK Government to send representatives to UK-EU talks, particularly in relation to matters specific to Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Russell on 21 January 2020

Question ref. S5O-03949

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Date lodged: 11 December 2019

To ask the Scottish Government when the next Joint Ministerial Committee meeting will take place.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Russell on 19 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-23996

Asked by: Fabiani, Linda, East Kilbride, Date lodged: 24 June 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what savings have been made by nurseries in (a) East Kilbride, (b) the South Lanarkshire Council area and (c) nationally since the Non-Domestic Rates (Day Nursery Relief) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 came into force.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 2 July 2019