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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. S5W-06515

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 24 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of the Nuisance Calls Commission.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2017

Question ref. S5O-00635

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 25 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to take forward the recommendations in the report, Joint Thematic Review of MAPPA in Scotland, which was published in November 2015.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 2 February 2017

Question ref. S5W-06322

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

To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to use new social security powers that have been devolved.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 30 January 2017

Question ref. S5O-00276

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 26 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the UK Government's response to its proposals for employment support programmes.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 2 November 2016

Question ref. S5O-00227

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 28 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in establishing routine enquiry of abuse in the NHS.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 5 October 2016

Question ref. S5W-01573

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 21 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the impact will be of the ban on cash payments for scrap metal on smaller metal dealers and how it will monitor this.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 10 August 2016

Question ref. S5W-01451

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 13 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what it considers the potential benefits are to young people of learning a foreign language in terms of (a) future employment prospects and (b) increasing cultural awareness.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 28 July 2016

Question ref. S5W-01449

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 13 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it plans over the next five years take to encourage learning foreign languages in (a) schools and (b) communities.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 28 July 2016

Question ref. S5W-01450

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 13 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many pupils will be taught a foreign language in 2016-17.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 28 July 2016

Question ref. S5W-00575

Asked by: Maguire, Ruth, Cunninghame South, Date lodged: 7 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many staff NHS Ayrshire and Arran employs and how this compares with September 2006.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 21 June 2016