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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-35324

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 19 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government (a) how many and (b) what proportion of people on the transplant list had received their COVID-19 vaccination by 22 January 2021, and what impact the change in its prioritisation policy towards this group had.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-33218

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 12 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding Lot 1 of the R100 high-speed broadband programme, whether it is on track to finalise the contract award to BT by the end of 2020; when the contract award with BT will be finalised, and when it will announce the revised delivery schedule for Lot 1.

Current Status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 7 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33217

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 12 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding Lot 1 of the R100 high-speed broadband programme, how many properties (a) are eligible and (b) have applied for each level of the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme, and, in the event that applications are made to the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme prior to its link-up with the UK Government’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity Programme, whether applicants can benefit from the top-up retrospectively.

Current Status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 3 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33353

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 18 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the further funding to support additional COVID-19 spending across health and social care services, how much (a) has already been transferred and (b) will be made available in the current financial year to each NHS board; how many tranches of payments this will include; on what dates each tranche of payments will be delivered, and whether the additional funding is limited to COVID-19 spending activities, or can be used to cover additional costs where savings were unable to be made as a result of the pandemic’s impact.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 2 December 2020

Question ref. S5W-33216

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 12 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the construction of the proposed HMP Highland, which company was awarded the public contract published on 26 August 2020 to provide specialist professional advisory services relating to the development of the new prison facility; how much this cost; what actions were required to address specific planning conditions in the planning consents; what the budgeted cost was for these additional works; what the cost has been to date; what the current projected final cost is; whether the additional works required in the planning permission to open the site have been completed; if so, on what date they were completed; if not, (i) when they will be completed and (ii) on completion of these works, on what date funding will be made available to begin construction of HMP Highland, and what negotiations have taken place for additional public transport availability to and from the new site.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 26 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33215

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 12 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government on what date it will launch its Consultation on Scottish Court Fees 2021-2024.

Current Status: Answered by Ash Denham on 26 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33106

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 9 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what the current waiting time is for children in (a) the NHS Highland region and (b) Scotland who are waiting to be added onto the waiting list to having a neurological assessment under the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 18 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33104

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 9 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what the current waiting time is for children in (a) the NHS Highland region and (b) Scotland who are on the waiting list to have a neurological assessment under the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 18 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33107

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 9 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce the length of time for children waiting to have a neurological assessment under the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, including those waiting to be added to, as well as those already on, the waiting list.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 18 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-33105

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 9 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many children in (a) the NHS Highland region and (b) Scotland are currently waiting to be added onto the waiting list to have a neurological assessment under the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 18 November 2020