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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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Dates of parliamentary sessions
  1. Session 1: 12 May 1999 to 31 March 2003
  2. Session 2: 7 May 2003 to 2 April 2007
  3. Session 3: 9 May 2007 to 22 March 2011
  4. Session 4: 11 May 2011 to 23 March 2016
  5. Session 5: 12 May 2016 to 5 May 2021
  6. Current session: 12 May 2021 to 6 October 2022
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questionRefLabel 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

questionRefLabel S6W-05644

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

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the bingo industry is ineligible for the Hospitality Top Up Fund.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 25 January 2022

questionRefLabel S6W-05645

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

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason bingo has been classified as a live event, when it was reportedly not classified as such before the end of 2021.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 19 January 2022

questionRefLabel S6W-05242

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 20 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the inclusion of psychologists in (a) career coaching, (b) development and (c) vocational rehabilitation programmes for those returning to employment.

Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 12 January 2022

questionRefLabel S6W-05240

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 20 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to meet the needs of an evolving labour market by (a) promoting employer business models that commit to investing in evidence-based human resources development and (b) ensuring that employability programmes focus on developing skills and providing quality work.

Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 11 January 2022

questionRefLabel S6W-05052

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 13 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many lateral flow tests will be available for distribution in the next 12 months.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 10 January 2022

questionRefLabel S6W-05054

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 13 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many lateral flow tests have been distributed in each month since they became available to order free of charge.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 10 January 2022

questionRefLabel S6W-04248

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 8 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering extending the COVID-19 vaccine passport scheme to include (a) cafes and (b) cinemas, following recent reports of public speculation by officials.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 December 2021

questionRefLabel S6W-04681

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 30 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how the impact and effectiveness of the Business Ventilation Fund will be evaluated; whether the full minutes and evidence from its expert advice group on ventilation will be made publicly available, and, once the fund closes, what assessment the Scottish Government will undertake of the fund's effectiveness and reach, including by sector and size of business.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 22 December 2021

questionRefLabel S6W-04656

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 30 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many vehicles are in its vehicle fleet, broken down by (a) the purpose of the vehicle, (b) the manufacturer and model of the vehicle and (c) the year of manufacture of the vehicle.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 14 December 2021