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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. S5W-10034

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 29 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether wider inspections of student accommodation will take place, in light of reports that cladding on a hall of residence at Edinburgh Napier University was found to be made of the same material used on Grenfell Tower.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 14 July 2017

Question ref. S5W-10030

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 29 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to grow employment in the creative industries.

Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 14 July 2017

Question ref. S5W-10031

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 29 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the timescale is for publishing its cultural strategy for Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 13 July 2017

Question ref. S5W-10032

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 29 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the impact on Scotland of ONS statistics that reportedly show that, between 2012 and 2015, 14.6% of people in the UK experienced living in poverty for a whole year, and whether it will provide an update on the action it is taking to tackle poverty.

Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 12 July 2017

Question ref. S5W-09979

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 27 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when the third dementia strategy will be published, and what its priorities are for dealing with dementia over the next three years.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Maureen Watt on 28 June 2017

Question ref. S5W-09978

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 27 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government when the National Health & Social Care Workforce Plan will be published.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Shona Robison on 28 June 2017

Question ref. S5W-08337

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 22 March 2017

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government how it will increase the mental health workforce.

Current Status: Answered by Maureen Watt on 19 April 2017

Question ref. S5W-08448

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 28 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress made in relation to its International Development Small Grants Programme funding round 2017-18.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Alasdair Allan on 29 March 2017

Question ref. S5W-07935

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 9 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the number of staff working in the NHS.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 22 March 2017

Question ref. S5W-07384

Asked by: Haughey, Clare, Rutherglen, Date lodged: 21 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-03160 by Shona Robison on 7 October 2016, whether it has reached a decision on how it will take forward its response to the consultation on the proposed amendments to the National Health Service Central Register (Scotland) Regulations 2006.

Current Status: Answered by Derek Mackay on 22 February 2017