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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. S6W-02662

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 3 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that NHS Forth Valley has the lowest figure in Scotland, at below 60%, for the proportion of people attending A&E who are seen within four hours, and what action it will take to investigate the reasons for this.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02672

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 8 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it collects statistics on the destinations of school leavers from private or fee-paying schools; what the reasons are for its position on this matter, and, if it does not collect such statistics, what its position is on the validity of its data on the inequality gap in education.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02326

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 18 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent to date on infrastructure for electric vehicles, and how much it plans to spend in the next five years.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02347

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 26 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what additional budget it has made available to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to meet the costs associated with malicious prosecutions in relation to the sale of Rangers Football Club, in light of reports that settlement payments have reached over £30 million.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02560

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 30 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering a vaccine booster programme for the whole population, in light of findings in a recent study of people who are double-vaccinated, showing a decrease in protection from COVID-19 after six months.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02578

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 31 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide support to Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, in light of reports of rising waiting times for the provision of home care packages to people assessed with such a need.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02061

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 12 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what financial support (a) it and (b) Creative Scotland provides to the independent theatre sector, what its response is to concerns by representatives of independent theatres that there are severe inequalities in the sector and an uneven playing field when it comes to government support for theatres, and what action it is taking to ensure that a fair and diverse funding distribution model is in place to help widen access to culture across a broad range of venues and organisations.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02214

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 13 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of school leavers have gone to university from (a) state schools and (b) independent schools in each of the last five years.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02216

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 13 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of pupils who sat exams in 2021 received the highest grades, broken down by (a) state and (b) independent schools.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 25 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02215

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 13 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of the 2021 exam grade results, broken down by (a) state and (b) independent schools.

Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 25 August 2021