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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-35750

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Date lodged: 4 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on redress for victims of sodium valproate, as recommended in the Baroness Cumberlege Report.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35748

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Date lodged: 4 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will set up and fund a specialist centre for Foetal Valproate Spectrum disorder.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35749

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Date lodged: 4 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the proposed timescale is for implementing recommendations in the Baroness Cumberlege Report that relate to sodium valproate.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34976

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Date lodged: 4 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether its shielding list includes everyone with a health condition recorded on the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) clinically extremely vulnerable list.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34975

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Date lodged: 4 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether its shielding list includes unpaid carers who are recorded on the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) clinically extremely vulnerable list.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35527

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Date lodged: 25 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when people who were rejected by the Close Contact Fund or Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund due to technical errors will be reconsidered for assistance. 

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35526

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Date lodged: 25 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether people who were rejected by the Close Contact Services Fund or the Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund due to technical errors will be given more time to re-apply, or be able to appeal the rejection. 

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 8 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35335

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Date lodged: 19 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether groups in receipt of Climate Challenge Funding (CCF) that expect to report an underspend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can use this money in alternate ways within the CCF remit.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35336

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Date lodged: 19 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Climate Challenge Fund will be extended to 2021-22 and, if so, what pans it has for it that year.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 1 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35338

Asked by: McAlpine, Joan, South Scotland, Date lodged: 19 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Climate Challenge Fund will allow the continuation and/or extension of some existing projects beyond two years.

Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 1 March 2021