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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-04276

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 8 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of how many smoke alarms will be disposed of as a result of the new interlinking fire alarm legislation, and what guidance it is giving to local authorities on how to advise people on the best way to dispose of old smoke alarms safely once the law comes into force.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04275

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 8 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government where old smoke alarms should be safely disposed of, in light of reports that local authority recycling centres are not accepting them.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 23 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04283

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 11 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether some of the reported £1million of funding to NHS boards to support international recruitment will be directed to social care providers to enable them to recruit from overseas.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 22 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03864

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 21 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what training system is used by the Scottish Ambulance Service, and whether the First Person on Scene (FPOS) Intermediate system is currently being used and, if not, for what reason it is no longer used as a training tool.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03863

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 21 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, broken down by NHS board, (a) how many training places are currently available in the Scottish Ambulance Service for community first responders, and (b) how many community first responders (i) are currently being used as a resource by the Scottish Ambulance Service and (ii) have been appointed in the past three years.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03865

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 21 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what criteria are used by the Scottish Ambulance Service when deciding whether to call upon (a) community first responders and (b) military assistance.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04388

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 15 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to introduce an £86,000 cap on care costs, in light of reported plans for such a cap to be introduced in England from 2023.

Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 18 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-03858

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 21 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many appointments for a second dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine have been issued to under-16s, and how many of those appointments were subsequently cancelled.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04030

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 4 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider allowing exemptions from travel restrictions for seafarers resident in Scotland who arrive back into Scotland for a period of leave; for what reason it has reportedly not allowed such an exemption in Scotland to date, in light of an exemption reportedly being in place for seafarers resident in the rest of the UK; what discussions it has had with the seafarer industry and workers regarding such exemptions, and what assessment it has made of the impact of seafarers returning to Scotland for a period of leave on the number of COVID-19 cases.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 17 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04128

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 3 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether COVID-19 booster vaccinations will be registered on the NHS Scotland Covid Status App; what the reasons are for its position on this matter, and, if they will be registered, by what date this will happen.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 17 November 2021