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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-01206

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 5 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to remove single-use plastics from the baby box.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 2 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01192

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 5 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will guarantee funding the continued provision of early learning and childcare for P1 deferrals beginning in August (a) 2021 and (b) 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 2 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01284

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 7 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it will respond to the end of the furlough scheme, and what its position is on whether there is an ongoing need for such a scheme in order to protect jobs in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 2 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01205

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Date lodged: 5 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on introducing an NHS app that will allow people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to download proof of their status.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 2 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01162

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Date lodged: 5 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOC) contributing to PM2.5 (particulate matter) air pollution and such emissions being outside the scope of the industrial emissions directive, what measures it is taking to (a) reduce and (b) regulate particulate matter emissions from the Scotch whisky industry.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Mairi McAllan on 2 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01208

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 5 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to enabling those ordering the baby box to choose the items to be included in the box.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 2 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01207

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 5 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many reusable nappies have been claimed each year using the baby box voucher.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 2 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01163

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Date lodged: 5 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the report published in June 2020 from the Air Quality Expert Group to DEFRA, Non-methane Volatile Organic Compounds in the UK, which showed that ethanol emissions are the largest category of Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOC) air pollutants in the UK, what proportion of NMVOCs are directly due to emissions from the Scotch whisky industry.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Mairi McAllan on 2 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01057

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 25 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that the reported link between the Glasgow Euro fan zone and an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases could justify greater testing for future events of this scale, to provide public reassurance.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 30 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01174

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 2 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the publication of a draft international ecocide law and whether it plans to take action to incorporate the crime of ecocide into law.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Mairi McAllan on 30 July 2021