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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-08383

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Date lodged: 11 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions have taken place regarding its ministers' responsibility for (a) discharging untested patients to care homes and (b) the overruling of family power of attorney, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08348

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Date lodged: 11 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many people selected for jury duty in Dumfries and Galloway have been excused on the grounds that they cannot reasonably travel for jury duty in Ayr, since March 2020.  

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08507

Asked by: Dunbar, Jackie, Aberdeen Donside, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will outline the types of community projects that have benefitted from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08444

Asked by: Findlay, Russell, West Scotland, Date lodged: 10 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the reported proposal by Serco to meet the cost of building an extension to HMP Kilmarnock, which would have created an additional 265 prisoner places, was rejected.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08537

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered providing additional support for care homes to prevent closures as a result of the cost of living crisis.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08513

Asked by: Clark, Katy, West Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it will undertake research into the impacts of Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compound (NMVOC) emissions from Scotch whisky maturation, as indicated by the Environment and Forestry Directorate.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 19 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08667

Asked by: Mackay, Rona, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Date lodged: 18 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when the Transvaginal Mesh Removal Reimbursement Scheme will be open for applications, and whether it will confirm the cut-off date for eligibility.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Humza Yousaf on 19 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08524

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the earliest year is for which it is technically possible to separate incineration plant emissions data from wider energy sector emissions data.

Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 19 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08083

Asked by: Baillie, Jackie, Dumbarton, Date lodged: 19 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many NHS and social care staff have died during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland in the period from 1 March 2020 to 31 March 2022; how many of these deaths involved COVID-19; how many of these people’s families have made a claim for the £60,000 death in service payment, and how many have received the payment to date.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 19 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08085

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Date lodged: 19 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that (a) children and (b) adults diagnosed with cystic fibrosis have the clinical psychologist and social worker resourcing available in their multidisciplinary team, as set out in the service specifications for adult and paediatric care.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 May 2022