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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-03138

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 28 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government which of its departments was responsible for the decision for non-symptomatic school pupils to be offered COVID-19 lateral flow tests, as opposed to PCR tests; who made the decision, and when.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 20 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03139

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 28 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether essential workers who are (a) unwilling and (b) unable to have a COVID-19 vaccine should instead be allowed to undertake regular (i) lateral flow and (ii) PCR tests to enable them to work.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03137

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 20 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what arrangement it has with Openreach to access private land to facilitate the roll-out of fibre optic broadband.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 28 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02865

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 9 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to involve the third sector in the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 23 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02863

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 9 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an annual breakdown for the allocation of the £500 million Whole Family Wellbeing Fund set out in the Programme for Government, and whether any of this funding will be redirected from pre-existing budgets.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 23 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02864

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 9 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund will be operational, and what the mechanism for distribution will be.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 23 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02749

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 8 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the scientific basis is for the continuing COVID-19 restrictions on parents and carers from watching their children participate in organised school sport.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02362

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 19 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider fast-tracking applications for the new Adult Disability Payment from people who are undergoing cancer treatment.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 3 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01452

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 14 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider undertaking a campaign to raise public awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 30 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-00742

Asked by: Whitfield, Martin, South Scotland, Date lodged: 16 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the NHS Recovery Plan will incorporate the role of the third sector in supporting people’s health and alleviating pressure on the NHS.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 July 2021