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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-05443

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

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported comments from the Mayor of Tees Valley that investors are choosing regions of England over Scotland for industrial investments due to Scotland not having a freeport policy or freeport status.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 1 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05874

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

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on legislation to provide a statutory right to food.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 1 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05875

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

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many people in Scotland have been food insecure in each of the last 14 years.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 1 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05444

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

To ask the Scottish Government what economic impact assessment it has undertaken on the effect of Brexit on Scottish businesses and jobs.

Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 25 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04141

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 5 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that there has been a 44% increase in the number of people paying for private procedures since 2019 and that waiting lists for NHS outpatient appointments have reportedly risen to 400,000 over the first half of 2021, what its position is on whether this represents a move towards a two-tier public/private health service in Scotland based on the ability to pay.  

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03571

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

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what the estimated cost has been of establishing Social Security Scotland, and what the estimated (a) staff and running cost and (b) budget for the provision of social security payments is for (i) the current financial year and (ii) each of the next four years.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 5 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03785

Asked by: Rowley, Alex, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 15 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made to date on each of the key actions in the Women's Health Plan.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 29 October 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: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 27 October 2021

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