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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-10001

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 26 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what skills strategy it has in place to ensure that Scotland has sufficient professionals to advise homeowners on their transition to clean energy and carry out installation and maintenance.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 2 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09452

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 29 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many complaints from (a) passengers and (b) staff were received by ScotRail services between 1 and 31 May 2022, broken down by the reason for the complaint.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 28 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09456

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 29 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many public electric vehicle (EV) charging points were installed in Scotland between 1 June 2021 and 31 May 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 28 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09553

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 1 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many complaints from (a) passengers and (b) staff were received by ScotRail services between 1 and 30 June 2022, broken down by the reason for the complaint.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 28 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09455

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 29 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide the precise number of public electric vehicle (EV) charging points in Scotland as at 1 June 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09346

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 27 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08743 by Jenny Gilruth on 14 June 2022, whether it will provide the information requested regarding when it will replace the 25 Class 43 HSTs in the ScotRail fleet; whether it will confirm whether Transport Scotland's position remains that such replacement will occur only when "Network Rail has completed the electrification of all or most of the routes they serve", as reported in The Herald on 21 May 2022; when it anticipates that "the electrification of all or most of the routes they serve" will be completed, and for what reason it did not provide this information in its answer.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09344

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has allocated any money to bidding to host the Eurovision song contest in 2023 and, if this is the case, how much has been allocated, and from which budget.

Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 22 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09482

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 30 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether the NHS and Scottish Government guidance for general practices, published on 7 September 2021, has been updated; for what reason some general practices are reportedly still operating a full triage system, and what steps it plans to take to increase the number of face-to-face GP appointments.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09262

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 23 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of homes available for social rent it estimates currently have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of band C or above.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 8 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09263

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 23 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether the estimated £33 billion required to decarbonise heating in Scotland’s homes, as set out in the Heat in Buildings Strategy, is still currently an accurate assessment of the cost, and, if not, what the revised estimate is.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 8 July 2022