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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. S4W-06825

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Date lodged: 20 April 2012

To ask the Scottish Executive how many people have type (a) 1 and (b) 2 diabetes, broken down by Scottish official ethnicity classification.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 3 May 2012

Question ref. S4W-04640

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Date lodged: 16 December 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has come to a decision regarding the service change proposals submitted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for approval that older people’s inpatient rehabilitation beds be transferred from Lightburn Hospital to Stobhill Hospital, that day hospital and outpatient services be transferred to Glasgow Royal Infirmary and that Lightburn Hospital be closed.

Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Nicola Sturgeon on 19 December 2011

Question ref. S4W-02215

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Date lodged: 15 August 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive how it is encouraging entrepreneurship and business start-up amongst people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 9 September 2011

Question ref. S4W-02214

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Date lodged: 15 August 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to make public services more accessible for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 5 September 2011

Question ref. S4W-02216

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Date lodged: 15 August 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to protect and promote British Sign Language.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 5 September 2011

Question ref. S4W-02043

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Date lodged: 3 August 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive what the timetable is for the implementation of specific equality duties under the Equality Act 2010.

Current Status: Answered by Nicola Sturgeon on 26 August 2011

Question ref. S4W-02042

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Date lodged: 3 August 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive when it will bring forward regulations to introduce specific equality duties under the Equality Act 2010.

Current Status: Answered by Nicola Sturgeon on 26 August 2011

Question ref. S4W-02039

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Date lodged: 3 August 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive what action is being taken to ensure that air quality in Glasgow is compliant with the EU ambient air quality directive on nitrogen dioxide (2008/50/EC) levels and whether this will be achievable in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 26 August 2011

Question ref. S4W-02041

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Date lodged: 3 August 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive what responsibilities and powers (a) local authorities, (b) the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and (c) other statutory agencies have to ensure that air quality in Scotland meets the standards required by the EU ambient air quality directive (2008/50/EC) and what enforcement measures are available to those authorities.

Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 18 August 2011

Question ref. S4W-02038

Asked by: Yousaf, Humza, Glasgow, Date lodged: 3 August 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive what areas of Scotland met the 2010 targets for nitrogen dioxide limits set out in the EU ambient air quality directive (2008/50/EC); when it expects the whole of Scotland to be compliant with the directive, and what action is being taken to achieve this. 

Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 18 August 2011