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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. S1W-04106

Asked by: Neil, Alex, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 1 February 2000

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has any plans to address the situation where local authorities are increasing council tax to pay for shortfalls in local authority pension schemes and whether it has allocated an amount in respect of this issue in the central government support for local authority capital expenditure in its settlement for next year.

Current Status: Answered by Jack McConnell on 15 March 2000

Question ref. S6W-00048

Asked by: Adam, George, Paisley, Date lodged: 14 May 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the COVID-19 legislation in place.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 17 May 2021

Question ref. S6W-00030

Asked by: Arthur, Tom, Renfrewshire South, Date lodged: 14 May 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what legislative consent memorandums it anticipates lodging in the Parliament in relation to the legislative programme of the UK Government announced in The Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Graeme Dey on 14 May 2021

Question ref. S5W-35294

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Date lodged: 17 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of clinically extremely vulnerable people have received a COVID-19 vaccination.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34585

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 15 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33974 by Jeane Freeman on 14 January 2021, whether it will provide the information in the format requested regarding how many care homes have had (a) zero to 10, (b) 11 to 20, (c) 21 to 30, (d) 31 to 40 and (e) over 40 of their residents die where COVID-19 has been a factor or suspected factor (i) between 1 January and 30 June 2020 and (ii) since 1 July 2020 to date, and for what reason it did not provide the information in this format in its answer.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36040

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many people convicted of possession, without intent to supply, of (a) heroin, (b) cocaine, (c) cannabis, (d) amphetamines, (e) ecstasy and (f) other drugs in each year since 2016-17 received (i) a custodial sentence, (ii) a community payback order, including a requirement to carry out a drug treatment programme, (iii) a drug treatment and testing order, (iv) a fine and (v) any other disposal.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36122

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time has been for callers to the COVID-19 vaccination helpline and booking service, broken down by week.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35928

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 10 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many sputum samples have been tested in the past year in relation to a diagnosis of bronchiectasis.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36028

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35328 by Humza Yousaf on 1 March 2021, what the qualifying criteria was for the asymptomatic tests that Scottish Prison Service staff were able to access from their NHS boards, and how many asymptomatic tests that were offered under the criteria were used by Scottish Prison Service staff.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35911

Asked by: Ruskell, Mark, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 10 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many beavers were translocated from Tayside in the calendar year 2020.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 24 March 2021