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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-04564

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 22 November 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that workers in the ferry industry are trained to (a) operate and (b) re-fuel hydrogen-powered ferries.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04308

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Date lodged: 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that local authorities adhere to the Funding Follows the Child guidance, which states that local authorities should give appropriate consideration to the potential impact of their recruitment activity on the sustainability of funded providers.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04589

Asked by: Allan, Dr Alasdair, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Date lodged: 25 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what representations it can make to the UK Government in response to reports that some businesses in Scotland are facing difficulties supplying smoked salmon direct to customers in the EU via mail order, with shipments, sometimes with accompanying health certificates, being delayed or rejected by customs officials, in light of reported assurances by the UK Government that such certificates should not be required for shipments of up to 20kg.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04648

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Date lodged: 25 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to introduce a domestic replacement for the EU school milk subsidy scheme, in light of the rollover of funding expiring at the end of the current academic year, and what plans it has to consult with stakeholders on the details of any new scheme.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04719

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 29 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce Down syndrome legislation, similar to that introduced in the UK Parliament.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04565

Asked by: Leonard, Richard, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 22 November 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will ensure that recognised trade unions in the ferry industry are fully consulted over the design of ferries that Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) will procure in line with the Infrastructure Investment Plan.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04483

Asked by: Baillie, Jackie, Dumbarton, Date lodged: 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what flood defence projects have been approved, and what the value is of each project.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Mairi McAllan on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04399

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 15 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to prioritise the (a) preservation and (b) restoration of native and ancient woodland fragments in addition to increasing tree and woodland cover.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04478

Asked by: Greer, Ross, West Scotland, Date lodged: 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to engage with the organisers of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics ahead of or during the games.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 3 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04888

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 3 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when the report of the independent review of maternity services in Moray is due to be published.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Humza Yousaf on 3 December 2021