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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-03692

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Date lodged: 11 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that it is using every opportunity to use government funding to promote fair work and pay people the real living wage.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Ivan McKee on 14 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03154

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Date lodged: 20 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is providing to the 450 employees of the company, People’s Energy, in light of it having ceased trading, and what support is being provided to any of the company's vulnerable customers who may be at risk of fuel poverty.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 1 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-00049

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Date lodged: 17 May 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to provide help, guidance and support to the Riverside Medical Centre in Musselburgh, to assist it in providing an acceptable standard of health service to its patients.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 7 June 2021

Question ref. S5W-35648

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will reconsider using mass vaccination venues as the main premises for administering the COVID-19 vaccine to people with learning disabilities and autism, and whether it will consider offering the vaccine to these groups through their GPs, in light of this offering a more familiar environment for people who may experience sensory overload.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35988

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the compliance plan approach it was developing alongside a review of the relevant person function in relation to housing developments.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35989

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with ensuring that housing developers comply with fire safety standards in the homes that they build.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36007

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its Energy Strategy Position Statement.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 16 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36008

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of the Ministerial Taskforce for Population.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 15 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34943

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Date lodged: 3 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the plans to upgrade the Sheriffhall roundabout; what investment is planned as part of this; by what date work will commence, and what the timetable is for each stage.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 17 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34690

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Date lodged: 20 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce guidance or legislate to exempt a person who lives with someone who is shielding from COVID-19 from having to go to work, similar to the approach taken during the first lockdown.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 3 February 2021