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Chamber and committees

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. S3W-39264

Asked by: McGrigor, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 1 February 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it continues to support the reintroduction of sea eagles given that evidence has suggested that limited supplies of live or fresh prey in Scotland have been a factor in the reduction of the breeding performance of golden eagles.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S5W-35216

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 16 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it is no longer planning to publish a tracker monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Review of Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in Relation to Policing, which was led by Dame Elish Angiolini.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35395

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 22 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that the process of deciding on criteria for national developments to be incorporated into National Planning Framework 4 will be participative, and whether it has considered using a citizen’s assembly to discuss the proposals for national developments.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35208

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 15 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has a planned end date to the current hotel-based quarantine rules.

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35262

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 17 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to address self-harm among children and young people.

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35210

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 15 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government at what intervals its policy on quarantining for international arrivals will be reviewed.

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35207

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

To ask the Scottish Government what evidence on vaccination it plans to provide to people who are receiving their COVID-19 vaccination.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35415

Asked by: Greene, Jamie, West Scotland, Date lodged: 22 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many teachers are in post, and how this compares with May 2007.

Answered by: John Swinney on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35219

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 15 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether a security company has been contracted to work on the international quarantine policy, and, if so, (a) which company and (b) how much money it will receive from each person in hotel quarantine.

Answered by: Michael Matheson on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35217

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 16 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for support from Victim Surcharge Fund have been received from victim support organisations; what the total value is of these; how many (a) have been approved, (b) have been rejected and (c) are yet to be processed; how much it has paid out so far, and what the expected total payment from the fund is.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 1 March 2021