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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-09222

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 17 June 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what the reasons were for applications to the Business Ventilation Fund from businesses in Aberdeenshire being declined.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 27 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-09223

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 17 June 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what COVID-19-related funding and payments for businesses has not yet been completely paid out.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 27 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08980

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 9 June 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what economic assessment it (a) has undertaken and (b) plans to undertake regarding the reported decline of salmon numbers and any impact that this has had on local businesses and tourism.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 20 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08862

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 6 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce a pledge similar to that in place in England for NHS patients who have their operations cancelled to be offered a new date for their procedure within 28 days or the treatment will be funded at the time and hospital of the patient's choice.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 17 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08724

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 26 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason there has reportedly been a delay to the decision on whether to grant planning approval for Fetteresso Wind Farm, case reference WIN-110-1, and when a decision will be made.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 7 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08625

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 19 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08258 by Jenny Gilruth on 12 May 2022, whether it will provide a breakdown of the numbers of electrical vehicle charging points by local authority area.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 6 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08590

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 19 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what is being done to ease the reported delays within the justice system caused by continuous late-stage evidence disputations by the defence that force proceedings to be persistently rescheduled.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 6 June 2022

Question ref. S6W-08591

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 19 May 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to update the labelling requirement for honey products to prevent honey fraud.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 31 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08287

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 29 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its employment policy is for determining the length of notice period for civil servants.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 17 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08283

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 29 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its total potential liability is if civil servants on employment contracts with notice periods of (a) between three and six, (b) six and (c) more than six months are paid in lieu of working their notice period.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 17 May 2022