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To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the use of mosquito devices to deter the gathering of young people.

Current Status: Due in Chamber on 20/09/2017

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29/06/2017

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Answered by Shona Robison (01/06/2017):

Ministers and Scottish Government officials regularly meet with representatives of all Health boards, including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 01/06/2017

To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to tackle homelessness in Glasgow and across the country.

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18/05/2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to preserve greenspaces.

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27/04/2017

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to address irresponsible parking.

Answered by Humza Yousaf (31/03/2017):

Parking policies form an essential part of a local road authority’s traffic management strategy to help reduce congestion and improve safety. However, irresponsible parking can have a negative impact, particularly when inconsiderate, obstructive or dangerous parking takes place thereby restricting access for emergency services or putting the safety of pedestrians and other motorists in jeopardy by forcing people onto the road amongst moving traffic.

Having obtained new powers through the Scotland Act 2016, the Scottish Government can now undertake a detailed review of parking in Scotland. I am pleased to confirm today that we are launching the “Public Consultation on Improving Parking in Scotland” on the Citizen Space website at: (

The focus of this consultation paper is to invite views from stakeholders on delivering a consistent approach to managing and enforcing parking on public roads, including trunk roads and thereby improving accessibility for all. The consultation responses will inform our policy on how this can best be achieved, and help to develop provisions for the Transport Bill and supporting guidance, which will then be presented for consideration by the Scottish Parliament.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Humza Yousaf on 31/03/2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports of a rise in the HIV infection rate in Glasgow.

Answered by Aileen Campbell (18/04/2017):

We are aware of the rise in HIV rates in Glasgow which is primarily related to an ongoing outbreak in relation to injecting drug users. This incident is being managed by a multi-agency Incident Management Team, which involves relevant stakeholders including Health Protection Scotland and third sector organisations, led by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. This Team has put in place a number of bespoke measures to address this outbreak. In addition to this the Scottish Government supports preventative measures, such as funding for the Scottish Drugs Forum to improve the quality of interventions to drug users at risk of infection and to increase the preparedness of frontline services, user groups and the third sector to respond to outbreaks of infection among drug users.

Current Status: Answered by Aileen Campbell on 18/04/2017