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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. S5W-34699

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 21 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how much Scotland was allocated in EU structural funds in each year since 2014, and what the reason was for any reduction in allocation in any year

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 5 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-33931

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 9 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the First Minister on 8 December 2020 (Official Report, c. 11), whether it will publish the public health data that was used to inform the decision to place the Stirling Council area under Level 3 COVID-19 restrictions, and what its response is to reports that public health officials had advised that a move to Level 2 would have been more appropriate.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 29 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-33516

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 25 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the mutual aid arrangement between NHS Forth Valley and NHS Lanarkshire regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and what impact this arrangement has had on its decisions relating to the COVID-19 Strategic Framework restriction levels for each local authority within the NHS boards' areas.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33698

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 2 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has received in Barnett consequentials arising from UK Government expenditure on Brexit preparedness, and how much it has allocated to its Brexit preparedness work, broken down by directorate.

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33573

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 26 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many operational readiness meetings it has held in preparation for the UK leaving the EU, and how many times UK Government ministers and officials have been invited to attend.

Answered by: Michael Russell on 10 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33513

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 25 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) formal and (b) informal discussions and/or meetings it has had during the EU Brexit negotiations with the EU's (i) UK Task Force and/or (ii) chief negotiator, and what issues were discussed.

Answered by: Michael Russell on 4 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33144

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 10 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many Scottish Development International (SDI) offices there are, broken down by location, and how many share premises with or are sited at (a) British embassies or consulates and (b) the offices of UK Government agencies.

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 18 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33058

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 5 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what its total financial investment and contingent liabilities are in relation to BiFab.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 10 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-31891

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 17 September 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, Europe and External Affairs on 10 September 2020 (Official Report, c.57), how it will distribute "nationally and internationally" its "full rebuttal" to the Internal Market Bill, and how much this will cost.

Answered by: Michael Russell on 2 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-31892

Asked by: Lockhart, Dean, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 17 September 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the comment by the Cabinet Secretary for Constitution, Europe and External Affairs on 18 August 2020 (Official Report, c.71) that "if a former President of the European Council can say to my face that we would be able to join the EU, I will take his word for it", on what date the former President offered the cabinet secretary this opinion; whether this has been confirmed in writing and if (a) so, whether it will publish this and (b) not, whether it will ask the former President to confirm his position, and whether it will place a copy of the response in the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

Answered by: Michael Russell on 28 September 2020