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Written questions and answers

Written parliamentary questions can be asked by any MSP to the Scottish Government 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-04547

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Date lodged: 22 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on establishing a mechanism for members of the public to make representations regarding licensing applications under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04400

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 15 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many households in the (a) North Ayrshire and (b) Inverclyde local authority area have experienced fuel poverty in each of the last 10 years.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04537

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 19 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to research published by the British Association of Social Workers in January 2021 regarding the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the mental wellbeing and quality of working life of social workers.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-03929

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 22 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the 2021 UN Production Gap Report, which concludes that governments plan to produce more than twice the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C, and what its position is on the proposed Cambo oil field, in light of the report's conclusion.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04172

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications to the Forestry Grant Scheme there were, and of those how many (a) were approved and (b) are awaiting a decision, in each year since 2015.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04538

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 19 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support social workers whose mental wellbeing and quality of working life have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04296

Asked by: Duncan-Glancy, Pam, Glasgow, Date lodged: 12 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release on 29 October 2021 regarding a £41 million Winter Support Fund for low-income households, what eligibility criteria it has applied to the £10 million to help people who are struggling to pay fuel bills.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 30 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04297

Asked by: Duncan-Glancy, Pam, Glasgow, Date lodged: 12 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release on 29 October 2021 regarding a £41 million Winter Support Fund for low-income households, what the application process is for the £10 million of funding to help people who are struggling to pay fuel bills.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 30 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04128

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 3 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether COVID-19 booster vaccinations will be registered on the NHS Scotland Covid Status App; what the reasons are for its position on this matter, and, if they will be registered, by what date this will happen.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 30 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04448

Asked by: McLennan, Paul, East Lothian, Date lodged: 17 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to meet the third sector organisations that are proposing the establishment of a statutory so-called future of work commission to help improve workplace wellbeing.

Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 29 November 2021