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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. S5O-00727

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

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received an update from the Department for Work and Pensions regarding progress of the roll-out of universal credit in the Highlands.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 2 March 2017

Question ref. S5W-06421

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 23 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding whether the competencies reserved to the EU over (a) agriculture and (b) fisheries will be devolved after the UK leaves the EU.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 23 February 2017

Question ref. S5W-06429

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 23 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding whether Scotland’s 16.5% share of the UK common agriculture policy (CAP) allocation will be reduced under any future rural funding arrangement after the UK leaves the EU.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 7 February 2017

Question ref. S5W-06422

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 23 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding whether it will maintain the level of common agriculture policy (CAP) support given to Scotland's farmers after the UK leaves the EU.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 6 February 2017

Question ref. S5W-06427

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 23 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding what the impact would be of introducing common standards and frameworks for the UK domestic market after the UK leaves the EU on any further devolution of powers over agriculture and fisheries.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 3 February 2017

Question ref. S5W-06423

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 23 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding whether any future trade agreement with the United States will not have a negative impact on farming standards in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 2 February 2017

Question ref. S5W-06426

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 23 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding whether Scottish fishing stocks will be used as leverage to provide other sectors of the UK’s economy with access to the single market as part of the UK's negotiations on exiting the EU.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 1 February 2017

Question ref. S5W-06543

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 25 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration is being given to specific circumstances in Orkney and Shetland as part of NHS Scotland’s review of forensic examination services, and how services there compare to services in other rural and island communities.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 1 February 2017

Question ref. S5W-06428

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 23 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK regarding whether it will maintain the support that the Scottish seafood and marine sectors receive under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund after the UK leaves the EU.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 31 January 2017

Question ref. S5W-06420

Asked by: Todd, Maree, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 23 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding whether it will maintain the budget allocation given to Scotland under the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme after the UK leaves the EU.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 31 January 2017