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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-08131

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 21 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many people who signed up to help deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme have now taken permanent roles within the NHS in Scotland.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 6 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-08130

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 21 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS boards will have any future role and responsibility for vaccination and immunisation services once the deadline has passed for them to complete the Vaccination Transformation Programme (VTP).

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 5 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-07861

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 5 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the completion rate has been to date of Scotland's Census 2022, and whether it is taking any further action to increase uptake.

Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 4 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-05862

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 21 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether reducing opening hours at rail ticket offices will increase or reduce services to assist (a) (i) disabled, (ii) women, (iii) visually impaired and (iv) digitally excluded passengers and (b) passengers with mobility problems.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 10 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05867

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 25 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the ministerial statement on strengthened fire alarm standards on 19 January 2022, what estimates it has made of the number of homes that will (a) comply and (b) not comply with the new legislation on interlinked fire alarms by 1 February 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 9 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05859

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 21 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether reducing 300 rail services from pre-pandemic levels will increase or decrease rail passenger numbers.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 9 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05868

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 25 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the ministerial statement on strengthened fire alarm standards on 19 January 2022, whether it will provide further details of what it has done to alert the public to the new legislation on interlinked fire alarms.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 7 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05869

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 25 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the ministerial statement on strengthened fire alarm standards on 19 January 2022, whether it will provide detailed clarification of what the implications will be for homeowners who have not complied with the new legislation on interlinked fire alarms by 1 February 2022.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 7 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05860

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 21 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether closing rail ticket offices will increase or decrease rail passenger numbers.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 7 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05870

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 25 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what advice it has received from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service regarding compliance with the new interlinked fire alarm legislation.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 7 February 2022