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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-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-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-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-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-07781

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 4 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met COSLA to discuss progressing the introduction of a national minimum allowance for foster carers, and when it next plans to meet COSLA to discuss this.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 28 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07903

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

To ask the Scottish Government whether (a) local authorities and (b) other public sector organisations will be required to bid for services such as providing care or social services under its National Care Service draft proposals.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 28 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07907

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

To ask the Scottish Government whether any companies that currently deliver social care in Scotland will be permitted to bid under its National Care Service draft proposals.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 28 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07904

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

To ask the Scottish Government whether (a) local authorities and (b) other public sector organisations will have preferred bidder status where Community Health and Social Care Boards procure services, as set out in its National Care Service draft proposals.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 28 April 2022