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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. S6W-09901

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Date lodged: 21 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the Islands Connectivity Plan, when the (a) full plan and (b) section on ferries will be published. 

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09898

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 21 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is working with local authorities and other partners to facilitate so-called warm banks, as part of its response to the cost-of-living crisis and winter preparedness.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09913

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 21 July 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide a breakdown of what the £150,000 of funding, allocated by Crown Estate Scotland to wild salmon conversation projects, has been spent on.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09942

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 25 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many third sector organisations currently receive 100% of their funding from the Scottish Government.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09947

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 25 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the safe transfer of prisoners where required between court appearances in island sheriff courts and mainland prisons, what (a) procedures are in place to ensure the safe transfer and (b) agreements are in place with domestic airports, and whether a domestic airport is able to refuse use of its complex for the safe transfer of prisoners.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09946

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 25 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration is given to transporting a prisoner where required between court appearances in island sheriff courts and mainland prisons when use of the closest airport is not available and a longer travel time is therefore required.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09935

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 25 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it will reopen the Rural Communities Ideas into Action Fund for 2022-23.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09944

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 25 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether any planning or research has been undertaken regarding a reduction in the civil service headcount in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09943

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 25 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its target headcount is for the civil service in Scotland, in light of its reported aim to return to pre-COVID-19 staffing levels.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09968

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Date lodged: 25 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its work to establish a judicial register of interests.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 15 August 2022