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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-09528

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 30 June 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the ports industry in Scotland regarding the UK Government’s legislative response to P&O Ferries replacement of seafarers in Scotland with agency crew, reportedly being paid below the minimum wage, from 17 March 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 28 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09527

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 30 June 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government on the potential impact of the reported low-wage crewing model, imposed by P&O Ferries, on seafarers working for other ferry operators.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 28 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09383

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 27 June 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether the maximum performance fee for the Serco Caledonian Sleeper Temporary Measures Agreement is capped at 1.5% of the cost base of the franchise, as was the case for its previous Emergency Measures Agreement, and, if that is not the case, what level it is capped at.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-08838

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 31 May 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether it was consulted by ScotRail on the reduction in train services that came into effect on 23 May 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 21 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08835

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 31 May 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government how long it anticipates the temporary timetable introduced by ScotRail on 23 May 2022 will be in place.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 17 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08836

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 31 May 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will outline the changes in frequency to train services at (a) Shotts, (b) Airdrie, (c) Falkirk Grahamston, (d) Falkirk High and (e) Polmont railway station (i) from 23 May 2022 and (ii) as a result of the Fit for the Future timetable consultation.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 15 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08834

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 31 May 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government when it was first informed of the changes by ScotRail to the train timetable that were introduced on 23 May 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 15 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08600

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 19 May 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason ScotRail tickets that are sold as part of its half-price sale are not available from ticket offices.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 8 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08605

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 19 May 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07655 by Jenny Gilruth on 27 April 2022, whether any changes were made to the draft Temporary Measures Agreement, shared with Serco on 25 February 2022, before it was agreed, and, if so, what these changes were.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 8 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08604

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 19 May 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07657 by Jenny Gilruth on 28 April 2022, how the Temporary Measures Agreement performance fee for Serco Caledonian Sleeper will be calculated.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 6 June 2022