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Chamber and committees

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. S5W-34355

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Date lodged: 8 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, how often deep cleaning should take place in supermarkets.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34545

Asked by: Smith, Elaine, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 13 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) CBI Scotland, (b) the Institute of Directors Scotland, (c) Scottish Chambers of Commerce, (d) the Federation of Small Businesses in Scotland and (e) other business organisations to raise awareness of the importance of facilitating paid time off for frontline workers to enable them to attend appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and to accompany vulnerable relatives to their vaccination appointments.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34635

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 18 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what maximum number of children is allowed in classrooms in hubs/schools during the current COVID-19 lockdown.

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34366

Asked by: Johnson, Daniel, Edinburgh Southern, Date lodged: 8 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many teachers have tested positive for COVID-19 in each month since February 2020, also broken down by the cumulative number of days of absence from work as a result of this.

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34499

Asked by: Crawford, Bruce, Stirling, Date lodged: 12 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been provided in the Stirling Council area each year from the (a) Attainment Challenge and (b) Pupil Equity Fund, also broken down by how many schools received support. 

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34604

Asked by: Wishart, Beatrice, Shetland Islands, Date lodged: 15 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what feedback it has received from (a) local authorities and (b) other relevant partners regarding the work available to supply teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34471

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Date lodged: 11 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what role its agencies play in monitoring the quality of home learning provision in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered by: John Swinney on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34718

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Date lodged: 21 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish the precarious and flexible work research.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34354

Asked by: Bibby, Neil, West Scotland, Date lodged: 8 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, what measures it is taking to ensure that supermarkets are safe for staff and customers.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 22 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34411

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, West Scotland, Date lodged: 8 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many apprentices (a) were due to be recruited in 2020, (b) were actually recruited in 2020 and (c) it plans to recruit in 2021 as part of the Young Person's Guarantee.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 22 January 2021