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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-35642

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the Managed Isolation Welfare Fund.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35641

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the closure of non-essential click and collect retail, what its position is on whether businesses that sell a mixture of essential and non-essential items and are permitted to remain open during the COVID-19 lockdown should continue to sell non-essential items.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35639

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will extend the eligibility criteria for the Strategic Framework Business Fund to include non-ratepaying businesses across a wider range of circumstances than current criteria allow for.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 9 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35638

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the UK Government regarding (a) people and (b) businesses who have been unable to access (i) the Self Employment Income Support Scheme, (ii) the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and (iii) other HMRC-issued financial assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 9 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35640

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will include co-working offices and studio spaces on Level 4 Strategic Framework Business Grant eligibility list, in light of the impact on their businesses of the instruction to work from home wherever possible that was issued on 4 January 2021.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 9 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35644

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to have completed its assessment of the funding required for the replacement of unsafe cladding on buildings.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35643

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the proposed timescale is for the allocation of financial support to (a) buildings with the greatest and (b) all other buildings with cladding replacement needs.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35645

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the steps it is taking to ensure that (a) developers take at least partial financial responsibility for the replacement of unsafe cladding and (b) the cost of replacing unsafe cladding is affordable for all home owners.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 4 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34789

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Date lodged: 27 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the impact of antisocial noise on people during the COVID-19 lockdown, and what its position is on whether local authorities’ monitoring and enforcement regimes are appropriate for these circumstances.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 3 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34070

Asked by: Harvie, Patrick, Glasgow, Date lodged: 15 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to people who are not eligible for the Self-Isolation Support Grant but who are required to self-isolate and who are being paid by their employer a lower amount of money than they would have otherwise earned.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 24 December 2020