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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-04134

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it intends to require the installation of evacuation alert systems in new buildings that are between 11 and 18 metres in height.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 19 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04133

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to respond to the reported recommendation of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry that building evacuation alert systems should be fitted in new and existing high-rise buildings over 11 metres in height.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 19 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03837

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 19 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-36076 by Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021, whether it will provide figures for each month from March 2021 to date.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04132

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has taken any action to alert fire safety companies to the requirements on evacuation alert systems contained in British Standard 8629:2019.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04135

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the UK Government and the National Fire Chiefs Council in relation to the fitting of evacuation alert systems, including any contribution it has made to the evacuation alert systems project, and what outcomes it hopes this will result in.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03943

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 22 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6T-00179 by Keith Brown on 21 September 2021, whether it will provide the dataset used to arrive at the assertion about the number of fatal accident inquiry recommendations.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 16 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03841

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 19 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the findings in the report, Nothing To See Here?, regarding disparities between Sheriffdoms in making findings relating to fatal accident inquiries into deaths in custody, and what its position is on what this means for the current system’s ability to scrutinise deaths in custody.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 16 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03945

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 22 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6T-00179 by Keith Brown on 21 September 2021, how many of the 18 recommendations are being or have been implemented.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 16 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03838

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 19 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35919 by Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021, whether it will provide figures for each month from March 2021 to date.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 16 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03944

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 22 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6T-00179 by Keith Brown on 21 September 2021 and, specifically, the assertion that “where recommendations are made, the priority is to ensure that they are acted upon”, and based on the understanding that there is no national oversight mechanism or statutory mandate for the implementation of fatal accident inquiry recommendations, whether it will clarify (a) whose priority it is to ensure that fatal accident inquiry recommendations are acted upon and (b) how it ensures that fatal accident inquiry recommendations are acted upon.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 16 November 2021