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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-16871

Asked by: McKee, Ivan, Glasgow Provan, Date lodged: 24 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in situations where council tax bills are unpaid due to a challenge, what its position is on councils instructing sheriff officers to take action before the challenge is considered, and what action it will take on this issue.

Current Status: Answered by Derek Mackay on 5 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-15827

Asked by: McKee, Ivan, Glasgow Provan, Date lodged: 5 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when a new chief executive will be appointed to Scottish Enterprise.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Keith Brown on 6 April 2018

Question ref. S5W-15700

Asked by: McKee, Ivan, Glasgow Provan, Date lodged: 28 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what targets it expects Registers of Scotland to achieve in 2018-19.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Keith Brown on 29 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-14921

Asked by: McKee, Ivan, Glasgow Provan, Date lodged: 27 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-00950 by Humza Yousaf on 27 February 2018 (Official Report, c. 7), how many services will operate with fewer carriages each day until the class 385 trains are operational. 

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-14919

Asked by: McKee, Ivan, Glasgow Provan, Date lodged: 27 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-00950 by Humza Yousaf on 27 February 2018 (Official Report, c. 7), in light of reports that the delay in the introduction of the class 385 trains has been partly due to manufacturing problems, whether ScotRail has or plans to seek compensation from Hitachi; whether it considers the delay in delivery represents a breach of contract, and what possible sanctions Abellio could face in terms of its franchise contract.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-14925

Asked by: McKee, Ivan, Glasgow Provan, Date lodged: 27 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-00950 by Humza Yousaf on 27 February 2018 (Official Report, c. 7), what communication it has had with Hitachi regarding what ministers consider the importance to the railway network is of delivering the class 385 trains.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-14924

Asked by: McKee, Ivan, Glasgow Provan, Date lodged: 27 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many class 380 trains are operating (a) peak and (b) off-peak services on the Glasgow-Falkirk-Edinburgh line, and how many carriages each has.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-14922

Asked by: McKee, Ivan, Glasgow Provan, Date lodged: 27 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-00950 by Humza Yousaf on 27 February 2018 (Official Report, c. 7), how many class 385 trains have been ordered, also broken down by the services that they will operate on.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-14923

Asked by: McKee, Ivan, Glasgow Provan, Date lodged: 27 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-00950 by Humza Yousaf on 27 February 2018 (Official Report, c. 7), what impact the class 385 trains will have on capacity on the Glasgow-Falkirk-Edinburgh service.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 March 2018

Question ref. S5W-14928

Asked by: McKee, Ivan, Glasgow Provan, Date lodged: 27 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5T-00950 by Humza Yousaf on 27 February 2018 (Official Report, c. 7), in light of the delay in introducing the class 385 trains, what support it is offering to passengers, including (a) fare reductions and (b) minimising disruption, and what action it is taking to reduce the pressure on the Glasgow-Falkirk-Edinburgh line.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 March 2018