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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-04905

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 9 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the Mental Health Transformation Fund has been allocated to each NHS board in each year since 2018.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 8 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-04906

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 9 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what percentage of people in the NHS Grampian area who were referred for cancer treatment in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021 started treatment within the 62-day target.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 23 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04903

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 9 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the NHS spending proposals in the Budget (Scotland) (No.4) Bill, whether NHS Grampian will receive its full share of funding as specified by the NRAC (NHS Scotland Resource Allocation Committee) formula in (a) 2020-21, (b) 2021-22 and (c) 2022-23.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04904

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 9 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how much each NHS board has spent on mental health services in each year since 2018.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04907

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 9 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many people convicted of homicide have received as their main penalty a (a) Sheriff Court fine, (b) Justice of the Peace Court fine, (c) fiscal fine, (d) fiscal compensation order, (e) fiscal combined offer and (f) police antisocial behaviour penalty, in each year since 2018.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04375

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government which local authorities categorise military compensation as income in relation to applications for benefits for (a) housing and (b) council tax reduction.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 2 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04371

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has the power to exempt military compensation as normal income from benefits that are primarily “passported” from reserved benefits.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04370

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to applications to Social Security Scotland for means-tested devolved benefits, whether military compensation is exempt from being categorised as income, and if this is not the case, under what circumstances could military compensation be categorised as income.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04372

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has the power to compensate veterans who are in receipt of benefits and who are being financially disadvantaged as a result of receiving military compensation, by topping up their benefits or providing a discretionary payment.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 1 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04373

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 15 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many veterans in Scotland are in receipt of Universal Credit.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 30 November 2021