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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-04070

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness and Nairn, Date lodged: 27 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of its plans for onshore wind in Scotland.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Michael Matheson on 28 October 2021

Question ref. S3O-06602

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Date lodged: 19 November 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of the decision taken by it on the request of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) that the mobility clause within the contracts of some SNH staff will not be implemented, this decision will be replicated for any other relocations of public sector departments or functions where staff of such departments or functions have a mobility clause requiring them to transfer anywhere within Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Kenny MacAskill on 23 April 2009

Question ref. S3W-06602

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Date lodged: 19 November 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether, in light of the decision taken by it on the request of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) that the mobility clause within the contracts of some SNH staff will not be implemented, this decision will be replicated for any other relocations of public sector departments or functions where staff of such departments or functions have a mobility clause requiring them to transfer anywhere within Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 3 December 2007

Question ref. S2W-32675

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Date lodged: 19 March 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to secure provision for care for elderly people in South Lochaber while the application for the closure of Glencoe Hospital by NHS Highland is pending, while the Parliament is dissolved and until a new Executive in established.

Current Status: Answered by Lewis Macdonald on 2 April 2007

Question ref. S2W-32689

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Date lodged: 19 March 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will provide details of how the Hospital at Home scheme operates, how it is funded, what personnel are required and where it has been piloted.

Current Status: Answered by Lewis Macdonald on 2 April 2007

Question ref. S2W-32452

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Date lodged: 16 March 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive how many scallop fishing vessels were boarded by Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency officers in each of the last five years, broken down into those with (a) 10 dredges and over and (b) less than 10 dredges.

Current Status: Answered by Ross Finnie on 29 March 2007

Question ref. S2W-32449

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Date lodged: 16 March 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive how much time per annum is spent by each Scottish fishery patrol vessel in patrolling fishing grounds, also broken down into the time spent in each ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) square.

Current Status: Answered by Ross Finnie on 29 March 2007

Question ref. S2W-32687

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Date lodged: 19 March 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will publish all responses and evidence it received in respect of its consultation on tail docking.

Current Status: Answered by Ross Finnie on 29 March 2007

Question ref. S2W-32450

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Date lodged: 16 March 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what total amount of time is spent by each Scottish fishery patrol vessel per annum in ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) area VIa.

Current Status: Answered by Ross Finnie on 29 March 2007

Question ref. S2W-32676

Asked by: Ewing, Fergus, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Date lodged: 19 March 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will give, in respect of each of the components of the cost of the Edinburgh Airport Rail Link, the original cost estimate on which it relied and the current estimate.

Current Status: Answered by Tavish Scott on 29 March 2007