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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-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-04025

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

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it made of the proposed case to directly award contracts to Ferguson Marine to build the two new ferries for the Islay route on the Clyde and Hebrides network.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03822

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

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that (a) Transport Scotland and (b) Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) fully consult with recognised trade unions on public ferry services on future contracts tendered as part of the vessel replacement programme outlined in its Infrastructure Investment Plan to 2025-26.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03825

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

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that contracts for the vessel replacement programme outlined in its Infrastructure Investment Plan to 2025-26 are directly awarded to (a) publicly-owned shipyards and (b) other shipyards in Scotland or the rest of the UK.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021