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Written questions and answers

Written parliamentary questions can be asked 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-05394

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 6 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the use of the CitizenCard as valid ID for the purposes of the vaccine certification scheme.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 3 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-06079

Asked by: Martin, Gillian, Aberdeenshire East, Date lodged: 26 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to publish a review of the response to Storm Arwen.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 27 January 2022

Question ref. S4W-03706

Asked by: Baillie, Jackie, Dumbarton, Date lodged:

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S4W-02691 by Angela Constance on 26 September 2011, how many of the people already registered as (a) managers, (b) workers with supervisory responsibilities, (c) practitioners and (d) support workers in adult care home services have attained the level of qualification required.

Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 10 November 2011

Question ref. S3W-37809

Asked by: Baillie, Jackie, Dumbarton, Date lodged: 24 November 2010

To ask the Scottish Executive how long it should take for a colonoscopy procedure following a positive test on a bowel screening programme.

Current Status: Answered by Nicola Sturgeon on 1 December 2010

Question ref. S6W-05148

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 16 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to mitigate any risks to wildlife that may be caused by light pollution, as a result of the 2022 arts project, Green Spaces Dark Skies, which is part of the programme UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK.

Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 26 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05210

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Date lodged: 20 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in the light of funding constraints, whether flood prevention schemes will be subjected to more rigorous tests of viability than were applied in their approval or priority designation.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 26 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05211

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Date lodged: 23 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to COSLA leaders’ agreement, as notified in the elected members briefing of 6 July 2021, to pause Flood Risk Management schemes that were not legally committed by local authorities, whether it expects local authorities to inform their local populations that Flood Risk Management schemes are considered (a) legally committed and (b) not legally committed.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05636

Asked by: Sweeney, Paul, Glasgow, Date lodged: 12 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what role it has in administering the UK Government’s Help to Buy ISA scheme in Scotland, and what (a) discussions it has had with the UK Government and (b) action it can take regarding reports that changes may be made to the access of scheme holders in Scotland to the 25% of their closing balance bonus payment.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05641

Asked by: Baillie, Jackie, Dumbarton, Date lodged: 10 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what mechanism is in place for NHS boards to report on audiology service standards.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05476

Asked by: Baillie, Jackie, Dumbarton, Date lodged: 10 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the British Academy of Audiology’s report into NHS Lothian Paediatric Audiology, how many families have been contacted out of the 22,900 patients identified as possibly needing to be retested due to service failures between 2009 and 2018.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 25 January 2022