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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. S6O-00418

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Date lodged: 11 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what consultation was conducted with MSPs ahead of changing the allowances system.

Current Status: Answered by Maggie Chapman MSP (on behalf of the SPCB) on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-02656

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Date lodged: 7 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to meet with representatives from Rangers FC, Police Scotland, Glasgow City Council and members from the Irish-Scottish community, in light of recent events in Glasgow and the reported singing of racist songs.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 23 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02630

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Date lodged: 30 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of COVID-19 on the financial sustainability of childcare providers in Scotland.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Clare Haughey on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-00743

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Date lodged: 15 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work that it is carrying out to deal with sexual abuse in schools and colleges, in light of Ofsted’s review of this issue in England.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 28 June 2021

Question ref. S5W-32364

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Date lodged: 7 October 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Programme for Government commitment to publish jointly with COSLA an updated Ending Homelessness Together action plan.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Kevin Stewart on 8 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-30722

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Date lodged: 15 July 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made toward extending Fair Start Scotland provision following the end of the current contract period, given the importance of employability support in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 16 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-29186

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Date lodged: 18 May 2020

To ask the Scottish Government at what stage it is in its planning for delivering education in the event of a second wave of COVID-19 later in 2020.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 1 June 2020

Question ref. S5W-28177

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Date lodged: 31 March 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what impact COVID-19 will have on the delivery of (a) the 50,000 affordable homes target by the end of this parliamentary session, (b) fuel poverty targets and (c) energy efficiency measures.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Kevin Stewart on 3 April 2020

Question ref. S5O-04325

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Date lodged: 18 March 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with public sector housebuilding in Glasgow.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 26 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-04303

Asked by: Dornan, James, Glasgow Cathcart, Date lodged: 11 March 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what funding is available to local authorities and charities for urban planting programmes.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 19 March 2020