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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. S6W-03856

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 21 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that Scotland's two nuclear power stations provide approximately 34% of Scotland’s daily electricity needs, from where that electricity will be sourced following their closure.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03855

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 21 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the UK Government's £60 million innovation fund to make clean heat systems smaller, easier to install and cheaper to run, whether it plans to launch a similar fund for Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03774

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 14 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding its Heat in Buildings Strategy, what it is doing to ensure that colleges and schools have sufficient trained professionals to teach the skills required to deliver the strategy; what planning is taking place to create and provide such courses; what it is doing to encourage potential students to undertake such training; what it estimates the cost will be to local authorities of providing such training; where it anticipates local authorities will fund this from, and whether it will provide any financial support to local authorities for this.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 11 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03857

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 21 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the UK Government's Heat and Buildings Strategy aiming to ensure that heat pumps cost the same as fossil fuel boilers by 2030, whether it plans to set out a similar ambition and route to achievement of equalisation of cost by 2030, and, if so, when it will do so.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 8 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03586

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 8 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the developments regarding Aberdeenshire Council’s reported objection to the A90/A937 Laurencekirk Junction Improvement Scheme, what the updated timeline is to (a) start and (b) complete the work.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 4 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03775

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 14 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the funding allocated to the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme will be sufficient to meet its ambitions for the deployment of heat networks.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 4 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03776

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 14 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of air source heat pumps reportedly running at significantly cooler temperatures than gas boilers, what it recommends (a) older and (b) all homeowners do to maintain their heating at a gas boiler temperature level.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 4 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03950

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 25 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered the use of renewable liquid fuel alternatives, such as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), as a solution when replacing gas boilers, and, if so, whether it plans to provide incentives to homeowners who make such a change.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 4 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03771

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 14 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what funding or financial support it plans to put in place to support homeowners and landlords to achieve the required targets set out in its Heat in Buildings Strategy.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 4 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03772

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 14 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it plans to take to ensure that the contents of its Heat in Buildings Strategy do not disproportionately impact remote and rural communities.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 4 November 2021