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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. S5W-12268

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 31 October 2017

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) emotional, (b) psychological and (c) other support it provides to women during menopause.

Current Status: Answered by Maureen Watt on 8 November 2017

Question ref. S5O-01404

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 25 October 2017

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement the finance secretary has had with trade unions regarding scrapping the cap on public sector pay.

Current Status: Answered by Derek Mackay on 1 November 2017

Question ref. S5W-11638

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 28 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made prohibiting smoking on NHS property, and how this has contributed towards the aim of making Scotland a tobacco-free country.

Current Status: Answered by Aileen Campbell on 13 October 2017

Question ref. S5W-10611

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 7 August 2017

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government how the number of staff working in the NHS in September 2006 compares to the latest available statistics.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 1 September 2017

Question ref. S5W-10396

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 19 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10034 by Kevin Stewart on 14 July 2017, whether the Scottish Funding Council received the information that it requested from the principals and chairs of college buildings and from the Scottish Association of University Directors of Estates (SAUDE) regarding the use of aluminium composite material by 13 July and, if so, how (a) this information will be used and (b) ministers will ensure that all relevant action is taken.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 9 August 2017

Question ref. S5W-10027

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 29 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds regarding the growth of microbreweries in Scotland, and how many people are employed in this sector.

Current Status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 31 July 2017

Question ref. S5W-10028

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 29 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to encourage people to save for retirement.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 25 July 2017

Question ref. S5W-10029

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 29 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish Widows Retirement Report.

Current Status: Answered by Derek Mackay on 24 July 2017

Question ref. S5W-10033

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 29 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what continuing representations it is making to the Treasury regarding Scotland’s share of any Barnett funding that may arise from the agreement between the Conservative and Democratic Unionist parties.

Current Status: Answered by Derek Mackay on 24 July 2017

Question ref. S5W-10035

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 29 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how it is encouraging (a) retailers and (b) food and drink producers to use biodegradable packaging.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 14 July 2017