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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-02852

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

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to comments by Homes for Scotland regarding the Programme for Government that planning and regulatory systems "are in need of increased resources to enable local councils to cope with the levels of demand for new homes".

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 22 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02842

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

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19 to reduce any occupational segregation in sectors such as energy, transport, construction, agriculture and manufacturing in areas that are male-dominated.

Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 22 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02825

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 7 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the Royal College of Nursing to discuss the reported increase in nursing and midwifery vacancies.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 22 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02826

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 7 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it is addressing the 4,854 nursing and midwifery vacancies nationally (7.1% of posts) that have been reported by NHS Education for Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02827

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 7 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it is addressing the 469 nursing and midwifery vacancies (7.3% of posts) in NHS Lanarkshire that have been reported by NHS Education for Scotland, and what support it is providing to the NHS board to ensure that adequate staffing levels are in place and care of patients is not compromised.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01658

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 20 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the latest Modelling the Pandemic report, which claims that the true scale of COVID-19 infections is being underreported in official figures, and warns that virus prevalence in recent wastewater sampling "significantly exceeded levels suggested by case rates".

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02853

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

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support businesses and sectors affected by shortages of building materials.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 20 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02574

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

To ask the Scottish Government whether it (a) plans to enact the social responsibility levy within the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010, and, if so, within what timeframe, and (b) will invest any funds raised by such a levy in communities that are most affected by alcohol harm and alcohol-related deaths.

Current Status: Answered by Ash Denham on 16 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02741

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 7 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact that Bitcoin, and Bitcoin mining, has on Scotland's ability to reach its targets for cutting carbon emissions.

Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 16 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02528

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 1 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many people with (a) long COVID, (b) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), (c) bronchiectasis and (d) asthma are on waiting lists for pulmonary rehabilitation, broken down by NHS board.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 14 September 2021