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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-09787

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 13 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that digital and language barriers do not prevent asylum seekers, refugees and other minority communities from accessing welfare and other forms of support.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 2 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09788

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 13 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what support is being offered to the voluntary and community sector to support access to, and the provision of, digital skills and literacy opportunities for ethnic minority and migrant communities.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 27 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09789

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 13 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support the mental health and wellbeing of Scotland's ethnic minority and migrant communities following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 25 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-09786

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 13 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had or plans to have with (a) ethnic and religious minority communities, and (b) refugees and asylum seekers, in order to improve how it can support these communities following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current Status: Answered by Christina McKelvie on 21 July 2022

Question ref. S6W-08511

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many people received treatment for hepatitis C in (a) 2019-20, (b) 2020-21 and (c) 2021-22.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 24 May 2022

Question ref. S6W-06439

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 10 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-03292 by Shona Robison on 8 October 2021, what the current status is of its work on adopting a formal definition of Islamophobia; whether it will commit to adopting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims' definition of Islamophobia, and, if so, within what timeframe.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 10 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06438

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 10 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-03293 by Shona Robison on 11 October 2021, what the current status is of its new hate crime strategy, and what further steps it will take to tackle Islamophobia in Scotland, in light of the recommendations in the Report of the inquiry into Islamophobia in Scotland by the Cross-Party Group on Tackling Islamophobia.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 10 March 2022

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