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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-05037

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 15 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to the supplementary question by Jackie Dunbar, during First Minister's Questions on 3 June 2021, that it “will implement the recommendations of the Just Transition Commission”, whether it will list what it considers the recommendations to be, and how many have been implemented to date.

Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 12 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05339

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 23 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Fuel Poverty Strategy, due to be published by the end of 2021, and when the strategy will be implemented, as required by the Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Act 2019.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 10 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04865

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 6 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) planning it has undertaken and (b) action it has taken to ensure that people who experience power cuts are able to contact the emergency services in instances where they cannot make phone calls due to their mobile phone battery expiring or their landline being internet-based.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 22 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04958

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 9 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what additional steps it has taken to increase the resilience of power networks, following Storm Arwen.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04891

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 8 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-03945 by Humza Yousaf on 19 December 2019, what the staff (a) recruitment, (b) retention and (c) absence rate has been at each prison and young offenders institution in the last 12 months.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04867

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 8 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) strategy and (b) resilience planning was undertaken to account for the possibility of extraordinary events, such as Storm Arwen, occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated measures, such as lockdown.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 17 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04866

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 8 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to introducing an emergency alert system for catastrophic and extraordinary events, similar to those in place in other jurisdictions, such as the USA and some European countries.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 17 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04569

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 23 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02681 by Richard Lochhead on 22 September 2021, whether it will provide the information that was requested regarding the budget stream(s) from which the 10-year £500 million Just Transition Fund for the North East and Moray will be drawn.

Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 16 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04892

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 8 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the monthly average sales income has been for fishermen in each of the last three years.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 13 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04579

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 22 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what quantity of CO2 emissions has the Hunterston B power plant generated in each year of production.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 10 December 2021