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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-02573

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 31 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to (a) prevent burnout, distress and suicide among doctors and (b) reduce the stigma associated with doctor burnout and mental health.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 9 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01963

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 3 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it achieved its plan to complete the development of 12,000 hectares of woodland in 2020-21.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 7 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02264

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 16 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle the reported 40% increase in sewage spills into rivers and seas in the last five years, and whether it plans to introduce binding targets to limit sewage pollution.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 6 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02363

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 19 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the reported increase in cocaine being involved in drug-related deaths, from one in 20 deaths in 2012 to one in three in 2020, and what action it is taking to help people who misuse cocaine into treatment and recovery pathways.

Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 3 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02152

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 10 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the (a) warnings in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's sixth assessment report on climate change and (b) UN Secretary-General's calls for an end to all new fossil fuel exploration and development and “immediate, strong, rapid and sustained” action to avoid global climate catastrophe.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 1 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02200

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 12 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will include the economic pathway to meeting its statutory climate change targets through a just transition as part of the remit of the Advisory Council on Economic Transformation and, if so, whether it will (a) arrange a presentation of these issues to be held at a council meeting from experts in the environmental movement and (b) invite at least two people with a strong environmental and climate change background to join the council.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02184

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 11 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when the Minister for Community Safety last met with the Fire Brigades Union, and what issues were discussed.

Current Status: Answered by Ash Denham on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02183

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 11 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when the Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport last met with Stop Climate Chaos Scotland and what was discussed.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02201

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 12 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that the Advisory Council on Economic Transformation hears from people who have experienced economic hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01342

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 9 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of the efficacy of two COVID-19 vaccinations for people with reduced immune functions (a) in general and (b) as a result of having received a solid organ transplant.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 31 August 2021