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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. S5W-35619

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35095 by Michael Matheson on 25 February 2021, how much has been (a) spent on each operator of last resort contingency plan for both franchises and (b) paid to (i) MacRoberts, (ii) Ove Arup and Partners Ltd and (iii) Bramble Hub.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35974

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of procurements for public contracts it has not considered (a) relevant and (b) proportionate to apply Fair Work First criteria.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36164

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have (a)  membership of and (b) transitioned to the relaunched Scottish Business Pledge, broken down by (i) public and (ii) private sector status. 

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35978

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) score and (b) evaluation was of each the 72 Scottish Enterprise suppliers that were asked to demonstrate fair work practice in line with the Fair Work First criteria and were awarded regulated contracts worth a total of £23.8 million in 2019-20.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36163

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) (a) are still to complete their transition to the relaunched Scottish Business Pledge and (b) have indicated they will not be transitioning.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35971

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the practical application is of the Fair Work First criteria for grants, funding and contracts.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35972

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what monitoring it undertakes to determine the outcome of asking employers to adopt the Fair Work First criteria in relation to grants, funding and procurement.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35937

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 10 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government who sits on the Fair Work and Gender Ministerial Working Group; on what dates it has met, and whether it will publish the minutes of its meetings.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35963

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 10 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many employers have (a) registered for, (b) used and received feedback, advice and actions from, and (c) updated their progress in, the Fair Work Assessment Tool. 

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 18 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35964

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 10 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government which public bodies have not yet adopted Fair Work agreements with the relevant trade unions.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 18 March 2021