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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. S4W-27195

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 25 August 2015

To ask the Scottish Government how many Scottish Futures Trust staff have received (a) up to £20,000, (b) £20,001 to £50,000, (c) £50,001 to £100,000, (d) £100,001 to £200,000 and (e) over £200,001 in remuneration in each year since 2010.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 9 September 2015

Question ref. S5W-34585

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 15 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33974 by Jeane Freeman on 14 January 2021, whether it will provide the information in the format requested regarding how many care homes have had (a) zero to 10, (b) 11 to 20, (c) 21 to 30, (d) 31 to 40 and (e) over 40 of their residents die where COVID-19 has been a factor or suspected factor (i) between 1 January and 30 June 2020 and (ii) since 1 July 2020 to date, and for what reason it did not provide the information in this format in its answer.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34239

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 22 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on (a) people from the lowest income groups, (b) BAME people, (c) disabled people and (d) older people to be a breach of their human rights.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34422

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 8 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the decision to change the period within which the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine is administered from 4 weeks to 12 weeks breaches any agreement made between patient and the NHS when the first vaccine was administered.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35856

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 9 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to a reported rise in levels of dog theft, and what action owners can take to prevent dog theft.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35828

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 8 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government under what circumstances it considers that Police Scotland should have the power to use a child as a covert source of intelligence, including where there are concerns that it might be against the interests of the child.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35831

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 8 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether any proposed legislation to give Police Scotland additional powers to permit a person to commit a crime as part of their role as a covert human intelligence source (CHIS) will specifically exclude anyone under 18.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 23 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35827

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 8 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what impact assessment it has carried of whether the current covert human intelligence sources (CHIS) legislation is compatible with (a) the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, (b) the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and (c) other child protection guidance.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35829

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 8 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that levels of child criminal exploitation are increasing, what its response is to concerns that the current covert human intelligence sources (CHIS) legislation is not compatible with the state’s responsibility to protect children from such exploitation.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35816

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 8 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to end the reported high death rate among homeless people.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 16 March 2021