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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. S6W-06772

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 24 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve awareness of brain tumour symptoms.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06768

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 24 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of clinical nurse specialists who specialise in brain tumours, and what steps NHS Scotland is taking to ensure that all brain tumour patients have access to a named clinical nurse specialist.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 16 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06767

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 24 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether Healthcare Improvement Scotland is currently reviewing the use of Palforzia for children with peanut allergies; if so, what the anticipated timescale is for (a) it to produce its recommendations and (b) these to be implemented by NHS Scotland, and, if not, whether such a review will be under taken as a priority in order give children in Scotland access to this treatment, in light of it being available in England and Wales.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 11 March 2022

Question ref. S6W-06275

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 8 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether provision has been made in the new devolved disability benefits system to allow disabled people to relocate between nations of the UK and maintain their benefit eligibility.

Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 25 February 2022

Question ref. S6W-05654

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 11 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00396 by Maree Todd on 16 June 2021, for what reasons it has not met its previous commitment to launch the Nicotine Vapour Products (NVPs) public consultation in Autumn 2021.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 19 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-05653

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 11 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-00396 by Maree Todd on 16 June 2021, when the Nicotine Vapour Products (NVPs) public consultation will be launched.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 19 January 2022

Question ref. S6W-04737

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 29 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether there are provisions in the forthcoming smoke and heat detector legislation that will allow smoke and heat detectors in sheltered housing for older people to be linked to a warden call provider, but not to each other.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 13 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04545

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 19 November 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that future anti-smoking campaigns addressed at young people take account of any concerns that they might have regarding whether there is a link between smoking and weight gain or loss.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 6 December 2021

Question ref. S6W-04507

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that no dental surgeries in Fife are registering new NHS patients.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 30 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-04062

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 1 November 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-02154 by Maree Todd on 27 August 2021, whether it will launch a consultation on restricting the advertising and promotion of Nicotine Vapour Products (NVPs) in November 2021.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 10 November 2021