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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-08811

Asked by: Adamson, Clare, Motherwell and Wishaw, Date lodged: 25 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to provide an update on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Training Strategy for Scotland.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 26 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08491

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has undertaken a feasibility assessment and consultation to consider a new system for the registration of boiler sales and installations, for the purposes of managing the phase-out of fossil fuel boilers. R

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 26 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08478

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that (a) CalMac Ferries, (b) passengers and (b) the recognised trade unions will be consulted on the design of (i) accommodation berths, (ii) catering facilities, (iii) engine and (iv) other operational aspects of the Ro-Pax vessels that Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd has commissioned through the contract issued on 3 May 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08479

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether the contract for the design of Ro-Pax vessels that was issued for tender by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd on 3 May 2022 commissions designs for (a) large and (b) small ferries that are primarily for service on the (i) Clyde and Hebrides, (ii) Northern Isles and (iii) inter-island public ferry routes.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08477

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the anticipated value is of the contract for Consultancy Services for the Concept Design of a Ro-Pax Vessel, issued for tender by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd on 3 May 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08506

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to increasing the discount under the Air Discount Scheme in light of the cost of living crisis.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 25 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08522

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to strengthen existing requirements for waste pre-treatment to extract as much recyclable material as possible.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 25 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08560

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged:

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government how it monitors (a) landlord and (b) stock exits from the private rental sector, and what its policy is for managing these exits.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 25 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08518

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Role of Incineration in the Waste Hierarchy in Scotland, and, in particular, recommendation 4, which states that no further planning permission should be granted to incineration infrastructure unless balanced by an equal or greater closure of capacity.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 25 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08504

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what work it has done to assess the viability, and design policy and legislation to deliver compulsory sale and rent orders.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 25 May 2022