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Written questions and answers

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-04874

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 6 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-04128 by Humza Yousaf on 30 November 2021, whether it will provide a specific date for the expected availability of COVID-19 booster vaccination information on the vaccine passport app, and through the NHS Portal.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04734

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 29 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will add the COVID-19 booster vaccination to (a) the NHS Scotland Covid Status app and (b) vaccination certificates.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 14 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04736

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 29 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress towards delivering road equivalent tariff (RET) on Pentland Firth routes, and what the timeframe for implementing this is.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 13 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04680

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 29 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the publication of its consultation report on the draft licensing order and business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for short-term lets, how many local authorities responded to the consultation exercise and, of those who responded, how many (a) raised no issues with the proposed licensing and (b) highlighted concerns over (i) fees, (ii) resourcing, and (iii) a lack of start-up costs associated with licensing.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 13 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04469

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 17 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to reach a mutual agreement between NHS Scotland, England and Wales regarding COVID-19 vaccine certification.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 6 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04650

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 25 November 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government how many customers of Bulb Energy there are in Scotland; whether it has had any contact with Bulb Energy; if so, when, and what was discussed, and whether it has any plans to support (a) Bulb Energy customers in Scotland and (b) other customers in Scotland affected by failing energy suppliers.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 6 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04581

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 23 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will reform the planning process to deliver at least 12GW of additional onshore wind and 11GW of offshore wind by 2030, as recommended in the Scottish Renewables publication, Beyond COP26: Next steps for Scotland’s clean energy revolution.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 6 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04583

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 23 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will set a target of installing 1GW of solar PV capacity on public and commercial buildings by 2030, as recommended in the Scottish Renewables publication, Beyond COP26: Next steps for Scotland’s clean energy revolution.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 6 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04580

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 23 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will establish an energy skills and services export target, as recommended in the Scottish Renewables publication, Beyond COP26: Next steps for Scotland’s clean energy revolution.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04539

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

To ask the Scottish Government when it will announce the members of the new Scottish Fuel Poverty Advisory Panel.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 3 December 2021