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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 S5W-15662

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Date lodged: 27 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the publication of the National Marine Plan Review 2018: Three year report on the implementation of Scotland’s National Marine Plan (inshore and offshore waters), on 23 March 2018, whether the Scottish Ministers plan to amend or replace the Plan.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 28 March 2018

questionRefLabel S5W-15238

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Date lodged: 13 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what monitoring or analysis it carries out of microplastic pollution (a) in rivers and (b) at beaches.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 22 March 2018

questionRefLabel S5W-15166

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Date lodged: 8 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the size is of the spawning stock biomass of razorclams in (a) each area of the Marine Scotland electrofishing trial area and (b) the rest of the country.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 15 March 2018

questionRefLabel S5W-15167

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Date lodged: 8 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many of the licenses to trial electrofishing for razorclams have awarded to people who have (a) received penalties and (b) been convicted for offences relating to the illegal use of electricity in fishing operations.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 15 March 2018

questionRefLabel S5W-15164

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Date lodged: 8 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many razorclams caught under electrofishing licenses have been (a) landed and (b) exported.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 15 March 2018

questionRefLabel S5O-01872

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Date lodged: 28 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what support it has given to improving school buildings in the Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch constituency since May 2016.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 7 March 2018

questionRefLabel S5W-14792

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Date lodged: 21 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will undertake any engagement with salmon farm operators regarding netting materials in order to minimise breaches and escape of stock.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 5 March 2018

questionRefLabel S5W-14787

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Date lodged: 21 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on the number of salmon that have escaped from Scottish farms in each year since 1999, and what action it is taking to help reduce these numbers.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 5 March 2018

questionRefLabel S5W-14789

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Date lodged: 21 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it will undertake with Grieg Seafood, in light of reports that 21,700 farmed salmon escaped from its Loch Snizort site.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 5 March 2018

questionRefLabel S5W-14791

Asked by: Forbes, Kate, Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch, Date lodged: 21 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the main causes of net breaches at Scottish salmon farms, and what advice it gives to operators to minimise these.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 5 March 2018