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Written questions and answers

Written parliamentary questions can be asked by any MSP to the Scottish Government 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. S3W-39264

Asked by: McGrigor, Jamie, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 1 February 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive for what reason it continues to support the reintroduction of sea eagles given that evidence has suggested that limited supplies of live or fresh prey in Scotland have been a factor in the reduction of the breeding performance of golden eagles.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S5W-35308

Asked by: Carson, Finlay, Galloway and West Dumfries, Date lodged: 17 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what role it believes gardening can play during the COVID-19 pandemic in helping people maintain good mental health and wellbeing.

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 22 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34888

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Date lodged: 2 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce mandatory palliative and end-of-life care training for all health and social care staff who work with terminally ill people, including care home staff.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34958

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Date lodged: 5 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many offers of support it has received from companies on matters relating to the COVID-19 pandemic since it began.

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 16 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34995

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 5 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it will implement qualified one-way costs shifting, which was legislated for under the Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018, and what preparations it has made for any increase in cases raised by pursuer solicitor firms where cases have been held back due to any delay in implementation.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 16 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34891

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Date lodged: 2 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when the National Digital Platform will be rolled out, and what training will be provided on its use for health and social care staff.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35042

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 8 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the new Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) takes effect on or before the signing of missives prior to registration on the land register.

Answered by: Ivan McKee on 16 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-35114

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 10 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the average time taken has been between it receiving an external offer to help with COVID-19 diagnostic testing and it responding to the offer.

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 16 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34868

Asked by: Hamilton, Rachael, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Date lodged: 2 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will prioritise unpaid carers for the COVID-19 vaccine, as set out in the JCVI priority list.

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 16 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34897

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 2 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that doctors are being paid £80 per hour to administer COVID-19 vaccinations compared with £16 per hour for nurses carrying out the same role.

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 16 February 2021