Question S5W-25317: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/09/2019

To ask the Scottish Government how it is working with the UK Government and Ofgem to develop strategies, other than the Hydro Benefit Replacement Scheme, to ensure parity in heating and energy costs between the north of Scotland and the rest of the UK.


Question S5W-25316: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 12/09/2019

To ask the Scottish Government how it is working with the UK Government and Ofgem to ensure that there is parity in network distribution between the north of Scotland and the rest of the UK.


Question S5W-25255: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 11/09/2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether the collection of empty drinks containers through its proposed deposit return system will be provided at the producers' expense for all retailers and other operators of collection points, irrespective of their location.


Question S5W-25256: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 10/09/2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any international evidence that suggests that being included in a deposit return system has led to an increase in the price of the drinks themselves.


Question S5W-25226: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to recent reports that Orkney’s harbour seal population has declined by 85% in the last 20 years, and what steps are being taken to identify the reasons for this decline.


Question S5W-25223: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of how the £3.5 million investment in upgrades and investment of ferries in the last year was allocated, including how much was spent on the internal Orkney fleet.


Question S5W-25222: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019

To ask the Scottish Government when an updated Scottish Ferries Plan will be published, and what consultation will take place with stakeholders ahead of this.


Question S5W-25221: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 09/09/2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of how the planned £4 million additional investment in ferry services over the next year will be allocated, including how much will be spent on internal Orkney services.


Question S5W-25189: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/09/2019

To ask the Scottish Government what actions it plans to take to establish a net zero air travel region in the Highlands and Islands, and when it expects to achieve this objective.


Question S5W-25188: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date Lodged: 05/09/2019

To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that lifeline air services in the Highlands and Islands are accessible and affordable while establishing a net zero air travel region.


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