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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-11885

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 9 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it will undertake with (a) Kishorn Port Limited and (b) the project developer in light of the reported delays to the development of the Kincardine Offshore Windfarm.

Current Status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 31 October 2017

Question ref. S5O-01358

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 18 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the Scottish Parliament’s call to halt the rollout of universal credit.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 25 October 2017

Question ref. S5W-11198

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 22 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points on the road network in Orkney.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 4 October 2017

Question ref. S5O-01328

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 27 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Law Society of Scotland’s report, The UK withdrawal from the EU and the potential impact on health related matters, and the possible challenges that it identifies for Scotland regarding access to new medicines.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 4 October 2017

Question ref. S5W-11202

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 11 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the reported increase in the number of visitors to Scotland on cruise liners, and whether the existing infrastructure has the capacity to accommodate further increases.

Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 21 September 2017

Question ref. S5W-11201

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 11 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the annual value of tourism is to Orkney, broken down by visitors from (a) overseas, (b) the rest of Scotland and (c) the rest of the UK.

Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 21 September 2017

Question ref. S5W-11200

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 11 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that visitor attractions in Orkney that are of global importance are equipped to deal with the reported increased number of visitors to the islands.

Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 21 September 2017

Question ref. S5W-11199

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 11 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports of a large increase in the number of visitors to Orkney.

Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 21 September 2017

Question ref. S5W-11091

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 7 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of whether NHS England's new budget impact test will have an effect on the (a) approval process for new medicines in Scotland and (b) other aspects of NHS Scotland's work.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 20 September 2017

Question ref. S5W-10175

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 4 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has made to the UK Government in relation to reconsidering planned military base closures in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 19 July 2017