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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. S5W-35928

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 10 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many sputum samples have been tested in the past year in relation to a diagnosis of bronchiectasis.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36122

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time has been for callers to the COVID-19 vaccination helpline and booking service, broken down by week.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35957

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the COVID-19 vaccine rollout appears to be demonstrably slower in the City of Edinburgh than in other areas.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36123

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many complaints it has received about the COVID-19 vaccination helpline and booking service.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35302

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 18 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action clinicians must take to obtain the informed consent of people prior to the administration of COVID-19 vaccines, and what information they should provide regarding possible side effects.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36125

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government on what date will reliable real-time data to inform local and national suicide prevention be available, following reports on 3 October 2021 that the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group and Public Health Scotland are investigating ways to extract such data.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35545

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 25 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether significant regional variation in COVID-19 infection rates, such as that between the West of Scotland and Lothian, will have a factor on the speed and levels at which lockdown is released.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35929

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 10 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many people are currently diagnosed with bronchiectasis.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36121

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many care home residents are still to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, broken down by the reasons they have not received the first dose, and how many of those who have not yet received a first dose are expected to receive the vaccine.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35892

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 10 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when saunas and steam rooms will be allowed to reopen under its revised COVID-19 Strategic Framework, and what evidence informed its decision for these to remain closed throughout lockdown, in light of different restrictions on them operating in other parts of the UK.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021