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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-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-28900

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

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it is giving to possible increases in post-viral fatigue as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

Question ref. S5W-28759

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

To ask the Scottish Government how many extremely vulnerable people who have been asked to shield at home from the COVID-19 outbreak have (a) requested and (b) received support from (i) local authorities (ii) supermarkets and (iii) the wholesaler, Brakes and Bidfood, and how many subsequently received this support.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 5 May 2020

Question ref. S5O-04276

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 11 March 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the findings of the recent inquiry by the Cross Party Group on Tackling Islamophobia, which reported that only one in five victims of anti-Muslim hate crime report it to the police.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 March 2020

Question ref. S5W-26428

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 18 November 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has in place to publicise and promote the uptake of HPV vaccinations among S1 boys.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 2 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26430

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 18 November 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will set out the advice it received from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation for the girls’ HPV vaccination programme prior to its introduction in 2008, and specifically whether it indicated that the programme should be implemented with a single school year of girls only, or via a catch-up programme.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 2 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26431

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 18 November 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of oropharyngeal cancer rates in Scotland reportedly being the highest in the UK, are increasing, and are projected to increase further, whether it will introduce an HPV catch-up vaccination programme for boys.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 2 December 2019

Question ref. S5W-26429

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 18 November 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what specific advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation statement in July 2018 it used to decide that the boys' HPV vaccination programme should not be implemented via a catch-up vaccination programme.

Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 2 December 2019

Question ref. S5O-03847

Asked by: Sarwar, Anas, Glasgow, Date lodged: 20 November 2019

To ask the Scottish Government when the health secretary last met the chief executive of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and what was discussed.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 28 November 2019