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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-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

Question ref. S6W-03992

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 confirm the initial budget for Scottish rail infrastructure renewals and enhancements for Control Period 6.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03995

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 drainage 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-03768

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 14 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government on what basis it considers the contract awarded to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the design of the National Care Service to be legally competent, in light of the Contract Award Notice reportedly being “sent for publication” after the expiry of the Framework Agreement.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 11 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03769

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 14 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many organisations approved to be on the Crown Commercial Service framework agreement, RM6008, in the Management Consultancy Framework Two, it considers have expertise in the delivery of social care.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 11 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03770

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 14 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it decided to outsource the design of the National Care Service on a procurement framework that had few or no organisations with expertise in the delivery of social care, and, if so, for what reason.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 11 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03797

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 15 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02134 by Ivan McKee on 7 September 2021, whether it will provide an update on its review of the UK Government’s Subsidy Control Bill and its impact on public contracts for (a) rail and (b) ferry services in Scotland, and which external organisations it has consulted as part of that review.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 4 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03038

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 16 September 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd has had with (a) CalMac Ferries, (b) shipbrokers and (c) shipowners regarding the charter of vessels to increase carrying capacity on routes in the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services contract.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 20 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03686

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 12 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the current rate is for face-to-face appointments with GPs, broken down by NHS board.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02703

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 7 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government which national public sector organisations tendered for PPE, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the financial year 2020-21; which companies or organisations have been awarded contracts from these tender exercises; where these companies or organisations are based, and what the financial value was of each contract awarded to each of these companies or organisations.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021