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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. S6W-01826

Asked by: Harper, Emma, South Scotland, Date lodged: 22 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the COVID-19 vaccination programme since March 2021, including a potential future COVID-19 booster vaccination programme.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Humza Yousaf on 23 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01277

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 7 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6T-00001 by Graeme Dey on 26 May 2021, whether it will provide an update on Transport Scotland’s discussions to charter additional tonnage to increase resilience across the ferry network.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01297

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Date lodged: 7 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has plans to require dog walking businesses to be licensed.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01185

Asked by: Burgess, Ariane, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 2 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what further steps it is taking to introduce additional resilience in the publicly-owned ferry network, given the lack of an  agreement on the leasing of the MV Pentalina between Calmac and Pentland Ferries.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01075

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Date lodged: 28 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many homes have been recorded as unoccupied in each year since 2007, broken down by local authority area.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00918

Asked by: Carlaw, Jackson, Eastwood, Date lodged: 21 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what communication it has had with the (a) UK Government and (b) Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) regarding the possible future use of the drug, ivermectin, to treat COVID-19 patients.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00933

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 21 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether people in critically (a) vulnerable and (b) extremely vulnerable groups will be called for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in a shorter timescale than those in other, non-vulnerable, groups.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01046

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 24 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to extending the NHS bursary to all students in the allied health professions.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01041

Asked by: O'Kane, Paul, West Scotland, Date lodged: 24 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it will provide to support the provision of palliative and end of life care training for those delivering homelessness services, in order to identify people who could benefit from a palliative approach much earlier.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 22 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00936

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 22 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on allowing admission to (a) weddings, and (b) music events for people who can provide evidence that they have had (i) both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, or (ii) a negative COVID-19 test.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 22 July 2021