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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-02971

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 14 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to make specific commitments on the cancer services workforce in the forthcoming National Workforce Strategy.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 12 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02970

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 14 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what planning it is undertaking to ensure that there are sufficient nurses with the right competencies and skills to fill vacant specialist roles as they arise.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 12 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02752

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 14 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to figures from Public Health Scotland suggesting that the average number of primary contacts for COVID-19 cases has reduced from six in the week beginning 20 June 2021 to 1.5 in the week beginning 29 August.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 12 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02218

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 23 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many people were waiting for (a) brain surgery, (b) treatment for gynaecological conditions, (c) eye treatment, (d) ear, nose and throat treatment, (e) gastroenterology services, (f) ophthalmology services, (g) trauma treatment and (h) orthopaedic services in May (i) 2019, (ii) 2020, and (iii) 2021, and what the longest waiting time was in each of these categories in the same three months.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 4 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02972

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 14 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to undertake modelling of the cancer services workforce regarding any requirements due to rising demand and more complex needs.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 29 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-03179

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 20 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that people who have taken part in a COVID-19 vaccine trial have access to their certificate of vaccination.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 28 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02588

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 31 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government on what dates it has met the UK Government to discuss the establishment of an inquiry on the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic; whether it will publish the minutes of these meetings, and on what dates future discussions or meetings are planned.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 14 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02104

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 31 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government by what means hospital patients in receipt of the COVID-19 vaccine can expect to obtain the batch number for the vaccine they have received.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02209

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 12 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government by what date community and amateur choirs will be able to resume in-person practice and gatherings.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 31 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-02103

Asked by: Cole-Hamilton, Alex, Edinburgh Western, Date lodged: 9 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider introducing a means by which neurodiverse school pupils could be exempted from the requirement to have a negative PCR test before returning to school, after being identified as a close contact of a pupil or teacher who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 31 August 2021