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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-04803

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 3 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the (a) direct and (b) wider impact on the (i) retail and (ii) tourism sector in (A) the Lothians and (B) Scotland of the UK Government's decision to withdraw tax-free shopping from the start of 2021, and what representations it has made to UK ministers on the matter.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 22 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04448

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 17 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to meet the third sector organisations that are proposing the establishment of a statutory so-called future of work commission to help improve workplace wellbeing.

Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 29 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04449

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 17 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to bring together public, private and third sector stakeholders to inform and drive the policy decisions that will help reset working lives in a positive way that supports both good mental health and economic productivity.

Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 29 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04447

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 17 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has introduced to ensure that workplaces safeguard the mental wellbeing of their staff.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 26 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03870

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 21 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of its commitment to establishing a National Register of Ancient Woodlands, and how it plans to work with planners and developers to protect ancient woodland and with land managers to enhance and restore ancient woodland conditions.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03872

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 21 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how its commitment to establishing a National Register of Ancient Woodlands relates to the existing Ancient Woodland Inventory.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03871

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 21 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to strengthen policy on ancient woodland and veteran tree protection in National Planning Framework 4.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-02663

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 3 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35396 by Kevin Stewart on 1 March 2021, what steps it is taking to ensure that developments that may have the effect of worsening the climate emergency and reported nature emergency are not included in National Planning Framework 4.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 9 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01913

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 28 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government which ordnance disposal method will be used for the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project, and whether bubble curtains will be used.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 25 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02023

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 30 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential implications of the UK Government's Nationality and Borders Bill for victims of modern slavery in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Ash Denham on 18 August 2021