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Written questions and answers

Written parliamentary questions can be asked 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-05417

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Date lodged: 24 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with local authorities regarding their power to designate all or part of their area a short-term let control area.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05363

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Date lodged: 24 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the offer by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, during General Question Time on 18 November 2021, to visit the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, when he plans to do so.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05349

Asked by: Beattie, Colin, Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Date lodged: 24 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce the waiting time for surgery for Priority 4 gynaecology patients, in light of some patients being informed that the waiting time for some procedures is currently over 100 weeks.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05131

Asked by: Baillie, Jackie, Dumbarton, Date lodged: 14 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to invest in the introduction of an electronic single patient record across Scotland, in order to save time and improve patient safety.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05167

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Date lodged: 21 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on 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 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05345

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 23 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what issues it has experienced matching the functionality of the NHS Scotland Covid Status app with international and EU travel guidelines and restrictions.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05348

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 23 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what user, personal and medical information is currently provided and displayed on the NHS Scotland Covid Status app, and whether that information is explicitly outlined in the user privacy policy agreement.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05290

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Date lodged: 20 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) individuals and (b) families are living in accommodation that is subject to an Unsuitable Accommodation Order, broken down by local authority area.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05346

Asked by: Rennie, Willie, North East Fife, Date lodged: 23 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported ongoing alterations to the functionality of the NHS Scotland Covid Status app, whether users are (a) notified and (b) required to consent when there is an update to the (i) privacy policy agreement and (ii) personal information that is provided and displayed by the app.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05166

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 21 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many people with learning difficulties and autism have died in inpatient units in Scotland since 2015.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 24 January 2022