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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-07583

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 4 April 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to issue guidance to public bodies in Scotland that no public money should be spent on bookings with P&O Ferries until the company has reinstated the workers who were made redundant on 17 March 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 3 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07655

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

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government on what date the decision was made to transfer the Caledonian Sleeper franchise onto a Temporary Measures Agreement.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 27 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07663

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

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what the timescales are for the National Conversation about ScotRail, and how it will engage with (a) trade unions and (b) the public on this.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 27 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07654

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

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what the timescales are for the consultation on women’s safety on public transport, and how it will engage with (a) trade unions and (b) the public on this.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 27 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07656

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

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government via what processes it has communicated to stakeholders the transfer of the Caledonian Sleeper franchise onto a Temporary Measures Agreement.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 27 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07659

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

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government, further to Transport Scotland's evidence to the Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee on 15 March 2022, on what rolling stock leases the Scottish Government has secured savings, and of what amount.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 27 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-06689

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 24 February 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration is given to vessel procurement policy in its Market Assessment of all routes on the Clyde and Hebrides ferry network.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 11 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06688

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 24 February 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether public (a) subsidies and (b) contracts in the ferry industry are government intervention.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 11 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06686

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 24 February 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what the status is of collective bargaining agreements in the Market Assessment of all routes on the Clyde and Hebrides ferry network.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 11 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-05573

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 7 January 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the extent to which Serco Caledonian Sleeper’s treatment of its staff is consistent with the application of its Fair Work Framework.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 10 February 2022