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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-01411

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 14 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that local authorities progress withdrawal from school requests from the parent with whom children ordinarily reside, in the absence of a court order, to prevent home education being undermined and used to exert control by coercive, abusive or violent former partners

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 11 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01547

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 15 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to help the construction sector, following reports that 10% of the industry is at risk of failure as a result of the removal of (a) temporary measures introduced under Corporate Insolvency and Governance (CIGA), and (b) financial support schemes.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01261

Asked by: Mochan, Carol, South Scotland, Date lodged: 7 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the timescale is for the implementation group that has been tasked with taking forward the recommendations of the National Review of Eating Disorder Services to carry out its work.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01346

Asked by: Mackay, Gillian, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 9 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how the level of uptake of (a) bowel, (b) breast and (c) cervical screening since its resumption compares with pre-COVID-19-pandemic levels.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01702

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Date lodged: 22 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many property factor enforcement orders have been made against property factors by the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland housing and property chamber in each year since 2011.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00300

Asked by: Villalba, Mercedes, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 1 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with Scottish Enterprise regarding its framework for ethical leadership on global issues and the specific implications that this has for the choice of international trading partners for any firms in receipt of funding from the agency that sell arms.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01347

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 9 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether breast screening for women over 70 has been suspended, and, if so, (a) what the reasons are for its position on this matter and (b) when it plans to allow appointments to resume.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01569

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 20 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the number of spectators permitted to attend professional football club matches in Glasgow under the COVID-19 restrictions is fewer than that agreed for the recent European championship fixtures in the city.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00894

Asked by: Baillie, Jackie, Dumbarton, Date lodged: 18 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether Ministers are notified of deaths due to hospital-acquired infections.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01065

Asked by: Briggs, Miles, Lothian, Date lodged: 25 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many prescriptions for antidepressants have been made in each year since 2007, also broken down by NHS board area.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 29 July 2021