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Chamber and committees

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. S5W-26740

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 17 December 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the consultation arrangements for the draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy and draft Offshore Wind Policy Statement.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 18 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26572

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 28 November 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how it supports businesses, and what information it has regarding the number of businesses currently in operation compared with previous years.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 11 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26571

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 28 November 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many properties receive 100% small business bonus scheme support.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 9 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26570

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 28 November 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many properties receive support through the small business bonus scheme, and how this compares with 2008.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 9 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26569

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 28 November 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how much small businesses have saved overall through the small business bonus scheme since 2008.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 9 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-25515

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 25 September 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the proposed management buy-out at the Stoneywood Paper Mill in Aberdeen.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 3 October 2019

Question ref. S5W-25329

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 16 September 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress with the Baird Family Hospital and the ANCHOR Centre Project at the Foresterhill Campus in Aberdeen.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 30 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-25442

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 23 September 2019

To ask the Scottish Government when the Second Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme will be launched.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 24 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-25443

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 23 September 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will confirm if the forthcoming update to the Climate Change Plan will (a) incorporate future changes to the greenhouse gas inventory for peatlands, and (b) make up for the extra emissions arising from the missed 2017 annual target.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 24 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-23741

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 12 June 2019

To ask the Scottish Government when the Scottish Land Commission will lay its refreshed Programme of Work in the Parliament, as required by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 13 June 2019