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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-17127

Asked by: Macpherson, Ben, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Date lodged: 8 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-09168 by Joe Fitzpatrick on 22 May 2017, to what extent the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 applies to private companies.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 20 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-17320

Asked by: Macpherson, Ben, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Date lodged: 18 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support the delivery of more affordable housing.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Kevin Stewart on 19 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-16906

Asked by: Macpherson, Ben, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Date lodged: 29 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-04448 by Kevin Stewart on 15 November 2016, whether it will outline the average Housing Association Grant (HAG) subsidy levels approved for housing association new development tender approval activity in Edinburgh and Glasgow over the last three years, broken down by type of tenure.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 6 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-16922

Asked by: Macpherson, Ben, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Date lodged: 29 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-06577 by Kevin Stewart on 2 February 2017, what the average (a) Housing Association Grant (HAG) and (b) non-HAG subsidy level per unit was expressed as a percentage of total costs for housing association new development tender approval activity in (i) Edinburgh and (ii) Glasgow in each of the last three years.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 6 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-16205

Asked by: Macpherson, Ben, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Date lodged: 26 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to provide meals to children outwith school term times.

Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 10 May 2018

Question ref. S5O-01953

Asked by: Macpherson, Ben, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Date lodged: 21 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the renewable energy industry.

Current Status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 28 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-15036

Asked by: Macpherson, Ben, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Date lodged: 5 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that all patients diagnosed with bowel cancer are tested for Lynch syndrome, in light of evidence suggesting that the condition can dramatically increase a person’s chance of developing bowel cancer by up to 80%.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 14 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-14786

Asked by: Macpherson, Ben, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Date lodged: 21 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what proposals the Scottish Law Commission has for future law reform projects.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Annabelle Ewing on 22 February 2018

Question ref. S5W-14470

Asked by: Macpherson, Ben, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Date lodged: 7 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether the First Minister plans to publish a new edition of the Scottish Ministerial Code.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 8 February 2018

Question ref. S5O-01772

Asked by: Macpherson, Ben, Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Date lodged: 31 January 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how the finance secretary will ensure that the Budget supports local businesses.

Current Status: Answered by Derek Mackay on 7 February 2018