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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-08782

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 30 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to ensure that the emergency timetable issued by ScotRail in May 2022 meets its minimum service level commitments.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 16 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08779

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 30 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to build a sovereign wealth fund.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 15 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08780

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 30 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has met the Norwegian government to discuss the viability of replicating a sovereign wealth fund in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 15 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08512

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

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will amend the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 to ensure that distillation and maturation developments are subject to environmental impact assessments alongside brewing and malting developments.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 26 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08478

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

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that (a) CalMac Ferries, (b) passengers and (b) the recognised trade unions will be consulted on the design of (i) accommodation berths, (ii) catering facilities, (iii) engine and (iv) other operational aspects of the Ro-Pax vessels that Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd has commissioned through the contract issued on 3 May 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08479

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

To ask the Scottish Government whether the contract for the design of Ro-Pax vessels that was issued for tender by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd on 3 May 2022 commissions designs for (a) large and (b) small ferries that are primarily for service on the (i) Clyde and Hebrides, (ii) Northern Isles and (iii) inter-island public ferry routes.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08477

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

To ask the Scottish Government what the anticipated value is of the contract for Consultancy Services for the Concept Design of a Ro-Pax Vessel, issued for tender by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd on 3 May 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 May 2022

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-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