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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-03343

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 28 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve the (a) availability and (b) reliability of broadband in the west of Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 11 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03344

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 28 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve the (a) availability and (b) reliability of broadband in rural communities.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 11 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03356

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 28 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the announcement in its Programme for Government, whether it will provide further details of its planned legislation to "change the way imprisonment is used".

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03353

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 28 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action has been taken by the Scottish Prison Service in light of reports of mobile phones that were given to prisoners being hacked and used for criminal activity.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03357

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 28 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on reported comments from the Scottish Police Federation that victims of crime were considered of lesser importance than the perpetrators of crime during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03068

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 20 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when the Victims Taskforce will next meet.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 1 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03071

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 20 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what sort of behaviour from a child under the age of criminal responsibility would constitute the "significant harm or abuse" necessary for the child to qualify for the Bairns' Hoose criteria, as referred to in its paper Bairns' Hoose - Scottish Barnahaus: Vision, Values and Approach.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 30 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-03070

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 20 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what age group applies to the category "children under the age of criminal responsibility whose behaviour has caused significant harm or abuse" who are one of the eligible groups for the Bairns' Hoose, as stated in the Scottish Government’s paper Bairns' Hoose - Scottish Barnahaus: Vision, Values and Approach.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 28 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-03076

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 20 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the two groups of children referred to in its paper Bairns' Hoose - Scottish Barnahaus: Vision, Values and Approach, who are eligible for the Bairns’ Hoose, namely those “who have been victims or witnesses to abuse or violence, which has caused or likely to cause significant harm” and “children under the age of criminal responsibility whose behaviour has caused significant harm or abuse”, will be dealt with in close proximity to one another.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 28 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01753

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 22 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans are in place to reduce the risk of scammers and rogue traders targeting vulnerable and older people in relation to the installation of new interlinked fire alarms, in light of its recent legislation requiring this, and what assessment it has made of the merits of a public awareness campaign on this issue.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 3 September 2021