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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-09443

Asked by: Brown, Siobhian, Ayr, Date lodged: 29 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with South Ayrshire Council regarding the Station Hotel, and whether it has been informed when South Ayrshire Council will publish an options report.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-08434

Asked by: Brown, Siobhian, Ayr, Date lodged: 10 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to mitigate the reported shortage of (a) the product, Estradot, and (b) other hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products, and what specific measures are in place to help women in the (i) short and (ii) long term.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 23 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07897

Asked by: Brown, Siobhian, Ayr, Date lodged: 6 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether hospital patients are able to get free or reduced cost television to watch during their stay, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 26 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07507

Asked by: Brown, Siobhian, Ayr, Date lodged: 22 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is possible for hospital patients to access free or reduced cost TV to watch during their stay.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 21 April 2022

Question ref. S6W-07238

Asked by: Brown, Siobhian, Ayr, Date lodged: 11 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendation by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Microplastics in September 2021 for all new domestic and commercial washing machines to be fitted with a microfibre filter to catch microplastics, and a Private Members' Bill being introduced in the House of Commons to give effect to this recommendation in England and Wales, what the Scottish Government's position is on introducing similar legislation in Scotland, and what action it is taking to stop microplastics from polluting the environment.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 25 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06202

Asked by: Brown, Siobhian, Ayr, Date lodged: 4 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether free bus travel for under-22s will be extended to include school buses for children attending education.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 3 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06386

Asked by: Brown, Siobhian, Ayr, Date lodged: 9 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has for a replacement scheme for Erasmus, following the UK's exit from the EU.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 3 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06181

Asked by: Brown, Siobhian, Ayr, Date lodged: 3 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to improve patient transport in NHS Ayrshire and Arran in (a) 2021-22 and (b) 2022-23; whether support is available for local charities that provide transport services for cancer patients, and, if so, how such charities can access available funding.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 28 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06201

Asked by: Brown, Siobhian, Ayr, Date lodged: 4 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what work it is doing with NHS boards to ensure that NHS equipment can be recycled and reused, in light of reports that when some equipment, such as walking frames, are given to patients, there is often no option to return them to be reused.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 22 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06179

Asked by: Brown, Siobhian, Ayr, Date lodged: 3 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates that the report on the consultation, Scottish Building Regulations: Proposed changes to Energy Standards and associated topics, will be published, and whether it will provide details of what the alternative options for new builds will be if Passivhaus standard is not being considered.

Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 21 February 2022