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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-29956

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

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has sold, or 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 15 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-30076

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 18 June 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to highlight the increased risks from stagnant water and Legionnaires' disease to businesses such as hotels and leisure centres that are currently closed due to COVID-19, and to inform the public of ways to minimise the risks of contracting the disease.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 9 July 2020

Question ref. S5W-28901

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

To ask the Scottish Government who the members are of its COVID-19-related scientific advisory group; when the minutes of the group's meetings will be published, and whether special advisers attend its meetings in an official or informal basis.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 2 June 2020

Question ref. S5W-28915

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

To ask the Scottish Government whether the recently-announced COVID-19-related death in service payment for the families of NHS staff will be funded by it directly and not from the NHS superannuation scheme.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 18 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28760

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 28 April 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether volunteers who have been recruited for the NHS and care sectors in response to the COVID-19 outbreak will be among those providing telephone support to the extremely vulnerable group of people being asked to shield at home.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 18 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28902

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

To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to (a) pregnant women and (b) new mothers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and how services are linking up to ensure that (i) perinatal mental health is being prioritised and (ii) a message is relayed to mothers regarding how to seek any help that they might require.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 18 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28758

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 28 April 2020

To ask Scottish Government how many people with blood cancer have had (a) CAR-T cell therapy and (b) a stem cell transplant in each of the last six months for which data is available, and what impact the COVID-19 outbreak has had on access to this.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 18 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28757

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 28 April 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many people with (a) chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, (b) myeloproliferative neoplasms and (c) other blood cancers have received a letter from (i) the Chief Medical Officer and (ii) their local clinical care team asking them to shield at home for 12 weeks from the COVID-19 outbreak.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 15 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28898

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

To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to people who are diagnosed with ME, and what impact the COVID-19 outbreak is having on access to this.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 15 May 2020

Question ref. S5W-28899

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

To ask the Scottish Government what advice it offers on the prescribing of graded exercise therapy to people who are diagnosed with ME, and what impact the COVID-19 outbreak is having on access to this.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 15 May 2020