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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-33475

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Date lodged: 23 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans for No One Left Behind, and its ambitions to reform employability services in Scotland.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn on 24 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-30891

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Date lodged: 23 July 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the advice issued on 14 July 2020 that funfair operators could re-open their funfairs on 15 July, which it rescinded shortly afterwards, when operators will be given permission to reopen, and what urgent financial support it will provide to showpeople, who are self-employed, have not earned in four months, and whose businesses are being impacted by the current pandemic.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing on 20 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-29992

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Date lodged: 16 June 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many sleep tests each NHS board has carried out in each of the last five years on people with (a) obstructive sleep apnoea and (b) other sleep disorders.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 15 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-29993

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Date lodged: 16 June 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many people in each NHS board area have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea, also broken down by how many have been given a continuous positive airway pressure machine.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 15 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-28151

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Date lodged: 30 March 2020

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason herceptin and perjeta courses of treatment for people with cancer have reportedly been stopped earlier than planned.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick on 13 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28253

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Date lodged: 7 April 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many cases of COVID-19 have been reported by care homes in the (a) Uddingston and Bellshill constituency and (b) rest of the country.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 5 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-27892

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Date lodged: 12 March 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to direct people seeking medical attention to the new NHS Pharmacy First Scotland Service.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 15 April 2020

Question ref. S5W-27818

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Date lodged: 9 March 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, and what plans it has to launch a public awareness campaign.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 18 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-27783

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Date lodged: 5 March 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many non-clinical managers in the NHS earn a salary of (a) between £60,000 and £79,999, (b) between £80,000 and £99,999 and (c) £100,000 and over per annum.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 16 March 2020

Question ref. S5O-03983

Asked by: Lyle, Richard, Uddingston and Bellshill, Date lodged: 18 December 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what support it gave to charities and councils to help homeless people over the festive period.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart on 9 January 2020