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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-08153

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 21 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that local authorities are carrying out home visits for its Super Sponsorship Scheme, for the Homes for Ukraine scheme, fairly, proportionally and equally across Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08152

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 21 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to consult hosts within its Super Sponsorship Scheme, for the Homes for Ukraine scheme, as part of its development of the scheme.

Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 3 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07395

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 17 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will clarify whether it is committed to replacing the Common Agricultural Policy with a scheme that directly pays farmers for environmental land management, including all forms of carbon sequestration.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06722

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 22 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what impact assessment was undertaken regarding adding glass to its Deposit Return Scheme, particularly in relation to any rise in plastic packaging use.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 7 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06884

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 25 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00255 by George Adam on 23 August 2021, whether it plans to publish and maintain an up-to-date list of special advisers and their responsibilities.

Current Status: Answered by George Adam on 4 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06721

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 22 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason glass has been included in its Deposit Return Scheme.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 3 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06337

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 9 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether the net benefit figure for Business, in table 2 of annex F of the publication, A Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland: Final Business Regulatory Impact Assessment, of £333 million is calculated as the sum of -£1,291 and £920 million, and, if so, whether the figure is correct, and, if not, how the figure is calculated.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 28 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06286

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 10 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether additional funding will be allocated to the Deposit Return Scheme, in light of the reported estimation by Circularity Scotland Limited that there are 37,000 return points, rather than the 17,000 outlined in business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) and, if so, how much more will be allocated. 

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 28 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06336

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 9 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) time period and (b) discount rate of return was used to calculate the Net Present Value (NPV) figures in table 2 of annex F of the publication, A Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland: Final Business Regulatory Impact Assessment.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 24 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05979

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 27 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05645 by Ivan McKee on 19 January 2022, whether an impact assessment was undertaken as part of its decision to classify the bingo sector as a live event.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 3 February 2022