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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-03293

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 23 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the report of the public inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, whether it will commit to instigating an independent review into Islamophobia in Scotland and, if so, within what timetable.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 11 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03290

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 23 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendations of the report of the public inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, what steps it is taking to pay specific and ongoing attention to issues relating to ethnic and religious health inequalities, employment experiences and poverty.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03292

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 23 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the report of the public inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, whether it will adopt a formal definition of Islamophobia to promote understanding, encourage reporting, and indicate a commitment to addressing Islamophobia.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-03291

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 23 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendations of the report of the public inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland, what steps it is taking to address the reported shortfall in data about Islamophobia in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 8 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-01149

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what representations it has made to the Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation (JCVI) for 12- to 15-year-olds to be added to the COVID-19 priority list.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 16 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01150

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the COVID-19 test result turnaround times have been in the last four weeks, broken down by week.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01152

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to update the COVID-19 guidance given the apparent variations in the Delta variant symptoms.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 29 July 2021

Question ref. S6W-01151

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 1 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the current COVID-19 testing capacity is sufficient to meet current and future demand.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 23 July 2021

Question ref. S5W-32681

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 20 October 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide local authorities with any additional resources required to ensure that all teachers requesting a flu vaccination for 2020-21 are able to receive this.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 19 November 2020

Question ref. S5W-32052

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 24 September 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS patients who are required to self-isolate for 14 days prior to surgery are eligible for the self-isolation support payment if they meet the other eligibility criteria.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 15 October 2020