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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. S5W-35326

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 18 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made by the Residential Rehabilitation Working Group on drug and alcohol residential treatment services.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Angela Constance on 19 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34849

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 28 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the Distress Brief Intervention associate programme, which was announced in 2018.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Clare Haughey on 29 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-31806

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 14 September 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of what actions ministers have taken under section 9 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 regarding opportunities to advance equality and non-discrimination when exercising their functions under the Act.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Russell on 24 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-31021

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 30 July 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its commitment to remain aligned to EU environmental regulations at the end of the transition period, what discussions it has had with the UK Government to ensure that the future relationship with the EU will not result in the chemical industry having to repeat animal tests in order to retain their registrations under a new UK-REACH system.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 13 August 2020

Question ref. S5O-04193

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 27 February 2020

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what assessment it makes of the content of Member-sponsored exhibitions in the Parliament.

Current Status: Answered by David Stewart on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body on 5 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-25130

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 4 September 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the risk of drinks producers switching from 100% recyclable glass to PET when the deposit return scheme comes into force.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 18 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-25133

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 4 September 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of drinks producers using PET over 100% recyclable glass if differentiated producer fees are introduced with the deposit return scheme and it costs producers more to use glass.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 18 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-25129

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 4 September 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what evidence it drew on when making the decision to include glass in the deposit return scheme.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 18 September 2019

Question ref. S5W-24269

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 8 July 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle plastic pollution and its prevention, including microplastics in Scottish waterways.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 2 August 2019

Question ref. S5W-22270

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 19 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many baby boxes each NHS board has delivered.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 3 April 2019