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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-09273

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 23 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to developing a natural history National Qualification.

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

Question ref. S6W-09024

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 21 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many Electric Vehicle Loan applications made in advance of the 1 December 2021 deadline are pending (a) completion and (b) delivery of an electric vehicle to the applicant.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 11 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09272

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 23 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to developing an expressive arts or moving image arts National Qualification.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 6 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09217

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 17 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the independently-chaired taskforce established to consider whether the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals should be given extra powers to investigate wildlife crime, which it announced on 17 June 2020.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 30 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09126

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 16 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding each (a) local authority and (b) National Park will receive from its Edinburgh Process Fund.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 29 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09227

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 13 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when the second Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing will be reviewed, and when it will respond to the Zero Emissions Social Housing Taskforce report, published in August 2021.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Patrick Harvie on 14 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08485

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendations by the Dogs Trust, and with the aim of reducing the potential likelihood of stockpiling, whether it will consider limiting the sale of fireworks to one transaction per licence holder for each of the fireworks periods proposed in the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill.

Current Status: Answered by Ash Regan on 26 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08486

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to consult animal welfare charities on the content of the mandatory training course proposed in the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill.

Current Status: Answered by Ash Regan on 26 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08391

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 5 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Lynx to Scotland project report.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 19 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08334

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 3 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to consult on amending permitted development rights in relation to hill tracks, and what the scope of its consultation will be.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 17 May 2022