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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. S5W-17711

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Date lodged: 17 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many women have been transferred from Dr Gray’s Hospital to (a) Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, (b) Raigmore Hospital and (c) elsewhere to give birth in each of the last five years.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 2 August 2018

Question ref. S5W-17712

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Date lodged: 17 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to encourage applicants to medical school from areas where there are deemed to be shortages of doctors.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 2 August 2018

Question ref. S5W-17715

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Date lodged: 17 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what support is available for the supply of key worker accommodation in Moray to help attract key medical staff and teachers to the region.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 2 August 2018

Question ref. S5W-17678

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Date lodged: 13 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the decision to suspend vaginal mesh surgery in England, as recommended by the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, and what impact this will have on such procedures in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 31 July 2018

Question ref. S5W-17481

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Date lodged: 25 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government to what extent the funding that it allocates to local authorities for the expansion of childcare takes account of the costs associated with additional support needs.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 30 July 2018

Question ref. S5W-17480

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Date lodged: 25 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government to what extent the funding that it allocates to local authorities for the expansion of childcare takes account of additional delivery costs in rural areas.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 30 July 2018

Question ref. S5W-17485

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Date lodged: 25 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made addressing reported concerns regarding the impact of the new GP contract on rural practices.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 6 July 2018

Question ref. S5W-17220

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Date lodged: 13 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to reduce the waiting time for registrations at Land Registry Scotland, and what the reasons are for the reported delays.

Current Status: Answered by Derek Mackay on 3 July 2018

Question ref. S5W-17285

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Date lodged: 15 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with the implementation of the recommendations of the Mortuary Review Group.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 29 June 2018

Question ref. S5W-17548

Asked by: Lochhead, Richard, Moray, Date lodged: 28 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when details of the successor to Eric Fraser, Scottish Veterans Commissioner, will be announced.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Graeme Dey on 28 June 2018