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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-08407

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Date lodged: 6 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it supports British Sign Language (BSL) in schools, colleges and universities for people who (a) need an interpreter to assist their learning, (b) may wish to become BSL interpreters and (c) may wish to learn BSL.

Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 17 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07351

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Date lodged: 16 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent level of housing and community amenities spending per person in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 30 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06894

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Date lodged: 25 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government by what date self-referral services for breast screening will be resumed for over 70s, who have previously experienced breast cancer but are outwith the surveillance scan group.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 7 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-04679

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Date lodged: 29 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered the request made by osteopaths to be categorised as Allied Health Professions (AHP), in line with the categorisation afforded to the profession in other parts of the UK.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 13 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04678

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Date lodged: 30 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider routinely publishing all the data and statistics that it produces with a breakdown by parliamentary constituency, in addition to local authority or NHS board, in order that all elected members representing those constituencies can be fully informed about data trends within the communities they represent, and what the reasons are for its position on this matter.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 9 December 2021

Question ref. S6O-00486

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Date lodged: 24 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what improvements to transport infrastructure are planned for the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley constituency.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 2 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04338

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Date lodged: 15 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to include COVID-19 booster status on a person's vaccination record.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 30 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04291

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Date lodged: 12 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-03587 by Humza Yousaf on 8 November 2021, whether hyperbaric treatment is currently being considered by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) as a possible treatment, and when a decision will be taken on whether it will be made available to patients.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03587

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Date lodged: 8 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of some reported evidence of the beneficial effects of hyperbaric treatments, whether it will consider offering these treatments to people diagnosed with long COVID.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 November 2021

Question ref. S6O-00097

Asked by: Coffey, Willie, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Date lodged: 25 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider establishing a compensation scheme for individuals who have been harmed by sodium valproate.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 2 September 2021