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Chamber and committees

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-07008

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Date lodged: 25 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when Scotland’s next census will be held.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Angus Robertson on 28 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06400

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 10 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate has been made of the number of direct and indirect jobs that could be created in the West Scotland region if Ardeer becomes a location for nuclear energy production.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06029

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 31 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what recent consultations it has held with stakeholders regarding the Arran ferry timetable.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06104

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Date lodged: 2 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider implementing the high quality shopfront design standards developed in Traditional Shopfront Improvement Grant Scheme (TSIG) areas as a future planning requirement in Conservation Areas and in Listed Buildings, as part of the forthcoming update of the National Planning Framework.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06339

Asked by: Balfour, Jeremy, Lothian, Date lodged: 4 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what consultation took place to inform its proposed plans to accredit new providers for the Accessible Vehicles and Equipment Scheme, and whether people who have already been allocated a vehicle under the scheme will be affected by the change.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06304

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 9 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how it will ensure that local authorities are resourced and supported to tackle the climate emergency.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06275

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 8 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether provision has been made in the new devolved disability benefits system to allow disabled people to relocate between nations of the UK and maintain their benefit eligibility.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06326

Asked by: Baillie, Jackie, Dumbarton, Date lodged: 8 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05611 by Michael Matheson on 17 January 2022, whether Scottish Water expects to have undertaken all the residual work from the 2015-21 regulatory period by the end of the 2022-23 financial year, as indicated in its 2020-21 annual report.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06298

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Date lodged: 8 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05488 by Ben Macpherson on 28 January 2022, whether it will provide the information requested regarding how many of these reports have been solved and how many remain unresolved, and for what reason it did not provide this information in its answer.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06076

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what recent engagement it has had with HM Treasury on reducing VAT charges on (a) general building renovations and conversions and (b) listed building renovations and conversions.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 25 February 2022