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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-33954

Asked by: McArthur, Liam, Orkney Islands, Date lodged: 9 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government when care-dependent people who live at home will receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33890

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 8 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many press releases have been issued by or on behalf of the Minister for (a) Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing and (b) Minister for Older People and Equalities since 1 March 2020.

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33928

Asked by: Griffin, Mark, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 9 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have used the interim social security advocacy service, and how many requests to use, or referrals to, the service have been made.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33935

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Date lodged: 9 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the First Minister on 8 December 2020 (Official Report, c. 11), , whether it will provide further details and the scientific advice for its reasons to keep Edinburgh subject to Level 3 restrictions, and what its response is to reports of confusion among residents in Edinburgh regarding restrictions not being reduced to Level 2, in light of the city reportedly meeting the published criteria for this.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33808

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 4 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with individual NHS boards regarding the creation of tactical groups to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine programme at a local level.

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33941

Asked by: Gibson, Kenneth, Cunninghame North, Date lodged: 9 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government which local authorities will have delivered the required spaces to ensure 1,140 hours of funded childcare by December 2020, and which it expects will have (a) done so by April 2021 and (b) not done so by August 2021.

Answered by: Maree Todd on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33932

Asked by: Smith, Liz, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 9 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 8 December 2020 (Official Report, c. 46), from which budget stream the exceptional, one-off payment to teachers assessing and marking National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses in 2021 will be sourced, and whether it will apply to (a) college lecturers and (b) staff at independent schools carrying out the same task.

Answered by: John Swinney on 23 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33851

Asked by: Whittle, Brian, South Scotland, Date lodged: 7 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider regulating health and social care services in order to ensure that they comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33992

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 10 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33680 by Kevin Stewart on 9 December 2020, whether the interlinking of alarms can be done wirelessly, or whether hardwiring will be required.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 22 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33910

Asked by: Cameron, Donald, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 8 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether prioritisation for the COVID-19 vaccine will be given to different types of (a) NHS and (b) social care staff depending on which area of the service they work within.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 22 December 2020