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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-03823

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 19 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) regarding tendering of the contract for new ferries for the Isles of Islay and Jura, and on which dates (a) Ministers and (b) Transport Scotland officials have met CMAL officials to discuss the tendering process for this contract since 1 January 2019 to date.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 16 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03826

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 19 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of jobs that will be supported by the Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) contract for two new ferries for the Isle of Islay.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 16 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04026

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 1 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what measures have been taken to ensure that the contracts to install and maintain electric vehicle charging stations maximise Scotland’s economic, social, and environmental wellbeing.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03991

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 26 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any progress that has been made towards retaining skilled rail infrastructure workers in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04029

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 1 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to ensure that the awarding of contracts to install electric vehicle charging stations satisfies the sustainable procurement duty of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03994

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 26 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will specify any Scottish rail infrastructure and enhancements works identified for Control Period 6 that will (a) now not be carried out and (b) be scaled back.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04027

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 1 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of electric vehicle charging stations (a) have been and (b) will be installed by small and medium-sized enterprises that are based in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03993

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 26 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether the budget for Scottish rail infrastructure renewals and enhancements for Control Period 6 has been reduced, and, if so, by how much.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03996

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 26 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential risk to the safety of rail passengers and rail workers if planned drainage works are not carried out or scaled back during Control Period 6.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04028

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 1 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what, if any, requirements exist for contracts to install electric vehicle charging stations to be awarded to companies that are based in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021