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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. S4W-22406

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Date lodged: 19 August 2014

To ask the Scottish Government what reassurance it can give public sector workers that their pensions would be safeguarded in an independent Scotland.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 20 August 2014

Question ref. S4W-21679

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Date lodged: 10 June 2014

 To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-21331 by Margaret Burgess on 6 June 2014, what information it has on how many of the demolished properties were built after 1945, broken down by local authority area.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 23 June 2014

Question ref. S4W-21733

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Date lodged: 12 June 2014

To ask the Scottish Government when it will set out further details on how independence would enable it to reindustrialise the Scottish economy.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 19 June 2014

Question ref. S4W-21331

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Date lodged: 27 May 2014

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) council houses and (b) properties owned by registered social landlords have been demolished in each year since the current unitary authorities were established, broken down by local authority area.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 6 June 2014

Question ref. S4W-21596

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Date lodged: 3 June 2014

To ask the Scottish Government when the second report of the Expert Working Group on Welfare will be published.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Nicola Sturgeon on 4 June 2014

Question ref. S4W-21353

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Date lodged: 27 May 2014

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish further projections of the public finances of an independent Scotland.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 28 May 2014

Question ref. S4W-20250

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Date lodged: 19 March 2014

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of the economic impact on Scotland of increasing the additional rate of income tax from 45p to 50p.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 27 March 2014

Question ref. S4W-19670

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Date lodged: 10 February 2014

To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to encourage trade unions, employees and employers to work together to support sustainable economic growth.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 11 February 2014

Question ref. S4W-18675

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Date lodged: 3 December 2013

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many children in Scotland have been adversely impacted by the so-called bedroom tax.

Current Status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 13 December 2013

Question ref. S4W-18842

Asked by: Hepburn, Jamie, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, Date lodged: 11 December 2013

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to assist the Church of Scotland and other faith bodies to develop and promote a better use of credit unions.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 12 December 2013