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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-20209

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 27 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when its new drug and alcohol strategy will be published.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 28 November 2018

Question ref. S5W-19772

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 5 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has with the UN regarding poverty and human rights.

Current Status: Answered by Christina McKelvie on 14 November 2018

Question ref. S5O-02365

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 12 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Ayrshire Growth Deal.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 19 September 2018

Question ref. S5W-18541

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 4 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to rape crisis centres.

Current Status: Answered by Christina McKelvie on 13 September 2018

Question ref. S5W-17009

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 31 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to recruit more educational psychologists.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 7 June 2018

Question ref. S5O-02002

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 18 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that court mandated contact orders are safe for both the child and parent with residency.

Current Status: Answered by Annabelle Ewing on 25 April 2018

Question ref. S5W-15464

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 20 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent each year on measures to mitigate the impact on Scotland of the UK Government's welfare reforms.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 18 April 2018

Question ref. S5O-01748

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 24 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how the Scottish social security system will allow people who have difficulty communicating to receive information and express themselves in ways that best meet their needs.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 31 January 2018

Question ref. S5W-13503

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 18 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress it has made toward the commitment to listen to 1,000 care-experienced people by the end of the parliamentary session.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 9 January 2018

Question ref. S5W-13504

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 18 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish its proposed consultation on possible changes to the electoral system.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 19 December 2017