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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. S6W-04782

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 3 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when work will resume on developing proposals for an additional medical school in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 17 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04450

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 12 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what legal advice it has taken regarding new lease requirements for MSPs’ constituency and regional offices.

Current Status: Answered by Jackson Carlaw on 25 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03082

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 20 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it expects people who have received one of their COVID-19 vaccine doses in Northern Ireland to be able to access their vaccination status through the (a) online PDF process and (b) COVID-19 Vaccination Status Helpline.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 12 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04142

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update on funding arrangements for the National Care Home Contract settlement for the financial year 2022-23.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 12 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03682

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 12 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02328 by Keith Brown 31 August 2021, whether the contract to design and construct HMP Highland was awarded in September and, if so, to which company.

Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 27 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02364

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 18 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many specialist teaching staff vacancies there are in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools, broken down by local authority area.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02366

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 18 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many of the children currently awaiting a neuro-developmental assessment are (a) six years old or younger, (b) seven to 12 years old, (c) 13 to 16 years old and (d) older than 16 years of age.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02368

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 18 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time is for a child to receive a neuro-developmental assessment, and what its position is on what the target waiting time should be.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02367

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 18 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of children currently awaiting a neuro-developmental assessment have a lead professional supporting them and their families, and of these, how many are in a (a) medical and (b) educational capacity.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02365

Asked by: Mountain, Edward, Highlands and Islands, Date lodged: 18 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many children were awaiting a neuro-developmental assessment on 1 August (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021, broken down by NHS board.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 3 September 2021