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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-09971

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 26 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when repair work on the A77 at Carlock Wall is anticipated to be completed.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 11 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09521

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 30 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the use of anthelmintics through medicated grit to treat wild red grouse, what monitoring is in place for (a) how much is being used and (b) where it is being dispensed.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 26 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09522

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 30 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its progress in implementing the recommendations of the SEPA report, Preliminary environmental assessment of Flubendazole use in Scotland for parasitic worm control in Moorland Grouse, published in November 2020.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 22 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09520

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 30 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what research is being carried out into the potential for resistance from use of veterinary medication on wild red grouse.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 18 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-08722

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 26 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to calls for extended opening hours for licensed premises between 2 and 4 June 2022 to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Current Status: Answered by Ash Regan on 7 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-06754

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 24 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when Ministers last discussed increasing rail services from Lockerbie railway station with train operators.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 10 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06665

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 18 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) financial resources and (b) other support will be provided for the establishment of freeports in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 7 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06664

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 24 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether all Scottish Ministers are of the same view regarding the allocation of government resources for the establishment of freeports in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 4 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06069

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 1 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on data published by NatureScot reportedly stating that the deer population in Scotland now exceeds one million and is increasing.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 2 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06067

Asked by: Smyth, Colin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 2 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish the annual deer cull returns for (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21 and (c) 2021-22.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 25 February 2022