Election 2021

The Scottish Parliament is in recess ahead of the election on 6 May.

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Chamber and committees

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. S5W-35970

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Date lodged: 10 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has given further consideration to ensuring that the fitness and exercise industry will re-open at the earliest opportunity as lockdown restrictions ease. 

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35594

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to target COVID-19 vaccinations in deprived areas following the completion of vaccination roll-out for medically-vulnerable groups.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35697

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Date lodged: 3 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether social housing staff will be considered as a priority group for the COVID-19 vaccine, given their frequent interaction with older and vulnerable people.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35595

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it will support the recovery of deprived areas from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Answered by: Kate Forbes on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35597

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported increase in retail crime during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it will establish a fund to support retailers seeking to improve their CCTV and security systems.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 10 March 2021

Question ref. S5O-05041

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Date lodged: 17 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to promote fair pay practices.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 24 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34753

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Date lodged: 25 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates applications will reopen for the 2021-22 First Home Fund.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 4 February 2021

Question ref. S5W-34444

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Date lodged: 11 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when all care homes will have access to COVID-19 visitor testing.

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 20 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-34195

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Date lodged: 21 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the recent report on forgivable loan support that was published by the Edinburgh Business School.

Answered by: Fiona Hyslop on 12 January 2021

Question ref. S5W-33442

Asked by: Kelly, James, Glasgow, Date lodged: 23 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government when it will confirm at what time on 11 December 2020 the Level 4 COVID-19 restrictions will end.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 21 December 2020