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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-04786

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 3 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans are in place to manage the reported rising number of people experiencing homelessness being placed in temporary accommodation within the Glasgow area.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 15 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04573

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 22 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the suitability of how it funds free advice and law centres, and what its position is on whether there is a more efficient way to do this that provides greater security for employees in these organisations.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 7 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04574

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 22 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of the process that free advice and law centres must undertake to apply for its funding, and what the reasons are for the process operating in this way.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 7 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04575

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 22 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what funding is available to free advice and law centres, and for how long this funding will be available.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 7 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04509

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether data about the literacy levels of inmates in prisons and young offenders institutions is routinely collected.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04508

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what work is undertaken to establish a profile of the social background of inmates in prisons and young offenders institutions.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 30 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04145

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many prison officers are trained in the use of naloxone.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04143

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration is being given to a reduction or abolition of additional business rates specifically charged to businesses providing “through the wall ATMs” on top of standard business rates. 

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03375

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 30 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the British Medical Association regarding the return to face-to-face appointments in GP surgeries.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03484

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 5 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it gave to people who have COVID-19 antibodies as a result of having had the virus, when it was developing its COVID-19 vaccine certification policy.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 17 November 2021