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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. S5W-31987

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 23 September 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that every child can safely access the HPV vaccination and ensure that uptake remains high.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 1 October 2020

Question ref. S5W-31420

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 25 August 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the COVID-19 scientific advice on faith-related education settings, and when it expects such settings, including Sunday schools and Quranic classes, to reopen.

Current Status: Answered by Aileen Campbell on 14 September 2020

Question ref. S5W-30820

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

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide financial protection for people with blood cancer who are advised to continue shielding by their treating team after the shielding scheme ends in August 2020.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 26 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-29955

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 15 June 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the development of a COVID-19 antibody test.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 13 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30731

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 16 July 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-29956 by Jeane Freeman on 15 July 2020, whether it will answer the question that was asked in relation to whether it has allowed access to COVID-19-related health data, including patients' personal medical information, to any third party and, if so, (a) what data, (b) to whom and (c) for what reason.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 12 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30822

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

To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that people diagnosed with blood cancer after 1 August 2020 will be added to the shielding list, and under what circumstances shielding would be re-introduced nationally or locally.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 6 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30821

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

To ask the Scottish Government how many people were (a) added to and (b) removed from the shielding list in (a) April, (b) May and (c) June 2020, and, of these, how many have blood cancer.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 6 August 2020

Question ref. S5W-30519

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 6 July 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to ensuring that everyone who is newly diagnosed with blood cancer continues to be added to the shielding list after 31 July 2020.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 30 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-30518

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 6 July 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the infection rate at which people might be asked to shield again, and, if so, whether the information would be provided at a regional or local level.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 30 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-30517

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 6 July 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it would commit to including more detailed guidance for blood cancers as shielding is lifted, so that people with blood cancer who are at lower risk of serious illness can be safely excluded from future shielding and that those at highest risk receive clear information and support to help guide their choices about how to avoid infection.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 30 July 2020