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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-04123

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it provides to public bodies regarding the use of court action in response to industrial and/or strike action.

Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03986

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 28 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government on what date it released the £0.5 million funding to Care and Repair Scotland for the purpose of supporting older and disabled homeowners on low incomes to install fire and smoke alarms that are compliant with the new standard, and on what date those funds were released to local care and repair services.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 10 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03597

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 8 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the £1 million funding provided though the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service over the period 2018-20 to install fire and smoke alarms that are compliant with the new standard in the homes of people assessed to be at high risk from fire as part of a home fire safety visit, how much of the funding has been spent, and whether any remaining funding has been reallocated to current or future schemes for the same purpose.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 5 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03698

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 13 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government how many affordable housing supply programme approvals that were agreed (a) before and (b) on or since 1 April 2020 have (i) not started, (ii) started and (iii) been completed.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 5 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03828

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 18 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has stopped routinely collecting statistical information on notifications of repossession and eviction action under section 11 of the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003, and, if so, (a) when it stopped collecting this information, (b) for what reason it stopped and (c) whether it has considered recommencing regular collection and publication of these notifications.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 5 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03699

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 12 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government how many affordable housing supply programme approvals in each year since 2016-17 were given an estimated completion date at tender stage.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 5 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03968

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 25 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many home purchases it has supported and (b) what total value of funding it has provided as part of the (i) Open Market Shared Equity, (ii) New Supply Shared Equity, (iii) Help to Buy and (iv) First Home Fund programme in each financial year since the programme's inception, also broken down by Scottish Government 6-fold Urban Rural Classification.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 5 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03697

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 13 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government how many affordable housing supply programme approvals that had an estimated completion date at tender stage now have a revised completion date in (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 5 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03711

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 13 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the (a) number of units to which the rent applied and (b) average forecast yield above the benchmark for each registered social landlord that has applied to raise rents by over (i) 5% and (ii) 10% in each of the last five years.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 5 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03598

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 7 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what loan support it offers homeowners for the purpose of installing a fire and smoke alarm system that is compliant with the new standard.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 4 November 2021