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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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Dates of parliamentary sessions
  1. Session 1: 12 May 1999 to 31 March 2003
  2. Session 2: 7 May 2003 to 2 April 2007
  3. Session 3: 9 May 2007 to 22 March 2011
  4. Session 4: 11 May 2011 to 23 March 2016
  5. Session 5: 12 May 2016 to 5 May 2021
  6. Current session: 12 May 2021 to 7 October 2022
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Question reference: S6W-11126

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 22 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it will consider the mitigation hierarchy as part of its assessment of Freeport bids, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 4 October 2022

Question reference: S6W-11125

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 22 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what effects the designation of an area as a Green Freeport will have on planning, protected areas or other regulations designed to protect the environment.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 4 October 2022

Question reference: S6W-11124

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 22 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it will consult with communities local to proposed Freeports as part of the bid assessment, and what the timescale is for any such consultation.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 4 October 2022

Question reference: S6W-11116

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 22 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-10012 by Ivan McKee on 16 September 2022, what the outcome was of his officials raising the matter with the UK Government.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 30 September 2022

Question reference: S6W-10972

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 8 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much was (a) budgeted for and (b) spent from the Tenant Grant Fund, broken down by each year that the Fund has been in operation.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 20 September 2022

Question reference: S6W-10012

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 27 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will take any steps to prevent looted steel from Ukraine being used in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 16 September 2022

Question reference: S6W-09385

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 28 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been carried out through the National Improvement Framework regarding the allocation of money from pupil equity funding to Police Scotland for police officers in schools.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 7 September 2022

Question reference: S6W-10274

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 11 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many businesses (a) have signed up to and (b) are eligible for the Scotland Loves Local gift card scheme, broken down by local authority area.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 5 September 2022

Question reference: S6W-10276

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 11 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much of the Scotland Loves Local Fund has been (a) allocated and (b) spent to date, on the Scotland Loves Local gift card scheme.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 5 September 2022

Question reference: S6W-10275

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 11 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have applied for a Scotland Loves Local gift card since its launch in summer 2021.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 5 September 2022