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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-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

Question ref. S6W-03832

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

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its announcement that it will end overseas trade support focused on purely fossil fuel goods and services from 1 November 2021, what data it has on the Scottish oil and gas sector’s progress in transitioning towards net zero emissions by 2045.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03839

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

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33434 by Kate Forbes on 7 December 2020, whether it will provide figures for (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22 to date.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03795

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 28 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been (a) trained and (b) employed to provide Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Throughcare Support Services in each of the last five years, and whether these services have resumed.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 11 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03767

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 14 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many grant or reimbursement applications for eBikes through the Low Emission Zone Support Fund’s Travel Better scheme have been (a) received and (b) approved to date.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 11 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03833

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

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its announcement that it will end overseas trade support focused on purely fossil fuel goods and services from 1 November 2021, what measures it will use to assess which goods and services “align with the energy transition” in order to continue receiving support.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 9 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03942

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

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the findings in the report, Nothing to See Here?, regarding the suggestion that, since the 2016 change in law regarding fatal accident inquiries, the average length of time for completion of such an inquiry has increased by 100 days.

Current Status: Answered by Dorothy Bain on 9 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03954

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 26 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many electric vehicle charging units have been installed in each of the last five years in places where commercial operators had not started to invest, also broken down by local authority area.  

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 9 November 2021