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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-10108

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 29 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when the roll-out of free digital devices for all school children will take place in East Lothian.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 26 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09764

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 13 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recent data from the Scottish Stroke Care Audit showing that in NHS Lothian the number of stroke admissions rose by 9.5% and the proportion of stroke patients that received thrombolysis fell by 4.3%.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09568

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 1 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is, regarding the potential impact on Scotland, to the Ofgem consultation on RIIO-ED2 Draft Determinations, which sets out a five-year vision to "transform local energy grids to support the transition to a cleaner, affordable, home-grown low-carbon energy system, as part of its draft plans for the next electricity distribution price control (known as RIIO-ED2)".

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09337

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when the Scottish Seabird Conservation Strategy will be finalised, in light of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) reportedly impacting globally-significant populations of seabirds, such as the northern gannet colony on the Bass Rock.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 15 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09339

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that the innovation component of the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing process for floating offshore wind is able to deliver supply chain opportunities and jobs in advance of ScotWind.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 13 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09341

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to support the construction industry, including through upskilling and a transition to Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), to help ensure the provision of safe, high-quality, affordable housing.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 13 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09306

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of (i) children and (ii) adults with cystic fibrosis saw a social worker within the past 12 months at their annual review, for every year since 2015.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09340

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to develop a national retrofit strategy that will ensure that current and future accessibility needs are met, in addition to meeting net zero targets.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 13 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09338

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to decoupling the IN and TOG components of the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing process for floating offshore wind, and what its position is on whether this would allow innovation projects to proceed without delay.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 13 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09336

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that the impact of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on Scotland's seabird colonies is appropriately assessed, and any actions coordinated, with input from bodies such as the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 12 July 2022