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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-08513

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it will undertake research into the impacts of Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compound (NMVOC) emissions from Scotch whisky maturation, as indicated by the Environment and Forestry Directorate.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 19 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08235

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 28 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) Cerulean Winds and (b) NOV Inc regarding fair work and supporting domestic supply chains, in light of the reported Memorandum of Understanding signed with Lamprell to provide fabrication, assembly and outfitting for three 1GW floating windfarms off the west coast of Shetland and in the central North Sea.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 11 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08236

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 28 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that offshore renewables jobs are created in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 11 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08234

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 28 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether (a) adherence to Fair Work First criteria and (b) commitments to supporting domestic supply chains are set out as conditions for applicants for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy licences.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 11 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08233

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 28 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on whether there are any roundtable forums for self-employed inventors to meet relevant stakeholders in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 10 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07859

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 5 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish any findings of Strathesk Resolutions as a result of its mediation processes between employers and trade unions in Scotland’s colleges.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07984

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 20 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) Social Security Scotland and (b) the Department for Work and Pensions regarding redeployment of staff affected by the reported planned office cuts at (i) Ebury House, Aberdeen and (ii) Victoria Road, Kirkcaldy.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 29 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07985

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 20 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) Social Security Scotland and (b) the Department for Work and Pensions regarding the relocation of staff affected by the reported planned office cuts at (i) Whitburn Road, Bathgate, (ii) Lindsay House, Dundee, (iii) Callendar Gate, Falkirk, (iv) Radnor House, Clydebank, (v) Springburn, Glasgow and (vi) St Ninians Road, Stirling.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 29 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07986

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 20 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to hold any discussions with (a) Social Security Scotland and (b) the Department for Work and Pensions regarding redundancies, redeployment or relocation of staff affected by the reported planned office cuts at eight sites across Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 29 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07906

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 6 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether Community Health and Social Care Boards, as proposed in its National Care Service draft proposals, will be required to only award contracts to providers that recognise trade unions.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 27 April 2022