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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. S6W-09238

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 21 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many instances of non-compliance with its Guidance on due diligence: human rights have been reported since the guidance was published in 2018.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 25 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09241

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 21 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to ensure that all checks that it has carried out since the publication of its Guidance on due diligence: human rights (a) fully comply with the guidance and (b) take account of the nature and sensitivity of the relationship with the person or organisation being checked, and what the (i) minimum and (ii) maximum scope and depth of these checks has been.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 25 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09314

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much residual waste it anticipates exporting to England in each year from 2025 onwards.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 21 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09312

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, when the 2025 landfill ban comes into force in Scotland, whether residual waste will be exported to England to meet the capacity gap identified in the independent review of the role of incineration in the waste hierarchy and, if this is the case, whether it has identified which facilities in England this waste will go to, and, if it has, whether it will provide details of (a) the facilities involved and (b) how they will manage the exported waste.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 21 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09424

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 28 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the estimated cost is of exporting residual waste to England in each year from 2025 onwards.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 21 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09315

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates meeting Scotland’s capacity gap on residual waste management resulting from the 2025 landfill ban, as identified in the independent review of the role of incineration in the waste hierarchy.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 21 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09634

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 6 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering or has any plans to introduce legislation in relation to the reported pilot scheme for, or establishment of, juryless trials.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 19 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09635

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 6 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of the members of the reported working group established to examine the delivery of a pilot scheme for juryless trials.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 19 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09636

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 6 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide the precise remit of the reported working group established to examine the delivery of a pilot scheme for juryless trials, and when any such working group will report.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 19 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09578

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 4 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the development of a new national strategy for palliative and end of life care, including the expected timeframe for the publication of the strategy.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 14 July 2022