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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-04858

Asked by: O'Kane, Paul, West Scotland, Date lodged: 6 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will develop a stand-alone and cross-cutting strategy for unpaid carers that will incorporate COVID-19 recovery and social care winter planning.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04857

Asked by: O'Kane, Paul, West Scotland, Date lodged: 6 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will develop a stand-alone strategy for carers, and, if so, when the strategy will be published.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-03230

Asked by: O'Kane, Paul, West Scotland, Date lodged: 21 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many times an ambulance has been dispatched single-crewed in each year since 2019, broken down by (a) Scottish Ambulance Service division and (b) NHS board area.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04039

Asked by: O'Kane, Paul, West Scotland, Date lodged: 3 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of some people aged over 60 who are not in the shielding category reportedly being invited to receive their COVID-19 booster vaccine, whether people in this group are receiving this invitation ahead of people who are in the shielding category, and who received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine over six months ago, and, if so, for what reason people in these groups are being invited to receive their booster in this order.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03162

Asked by: O'Kane, Paul, West Scotland, Date lodged: 20 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many people who had previously received (a) zero doses, (b) one dose and (c) two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been hospitalised due to the virus.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 15 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03789

Asked by: O'Kane, Paul, West Scotland, Date lodged: 15 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what progress the National Childhood Bereavement Coordinator has made on developing a curriculum on bereavement.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 11 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03792

Asked by: O'Kane, Paul, West Scotland, Date lodged: 15 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) short- and (b) long-term bereavement support is available for families who lose a child suddenly in an NHS hospital.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 2 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03791

Asked by: O'Kane, Paul, West Scotland, Date lodged: 15 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how death, dying and bereavement education will be supported in schools, in light of it not being included in the report on the review of personal and social education in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 2 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03696

Asked by: O'Kane, Paul, West Scotland, Date lodged: 12 October 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to allow new applications for the Scottish Carer's Assistance payment.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 29 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03790

Asked by: O'Kane, Paul, West Scotland, Date lodged: 15 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether children in all schools will have access to a counsellor to talk about death, dying and grief, and whether this will extend to children under the age of 10.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 29 October 2021