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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-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

Question ref. S6W-04059

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

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish a response to the results of the Prohibiting smoking outside hospital buildings: consultation.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 10 November 2021

Question ref. S6W-02308

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 17 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme 2021 national report stating that fewer people have been admitted to hospital with a stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic, how many out-of-hospital deaths due to stroke there have been in each reporting period of the last three Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme national reports.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 19 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02305

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 17 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in the period covered by the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme 2021 national report, how many people who survived a stroke were discharged with (a) a significant, (b) a moderate, (c) a slight and (d) no disability; how their rehabilitation needs were assessed; how many patients received rehabilitation, and whether rehabilitation enabled them to achieve their recovery potential.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 4 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02307

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 17 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what criteria need to be met in order for an area of a hospital to be designated a stroke unit; how the capabilities of stroke units have been maintained during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that people who survive a stroke receive full stroke unit care; which NHS boards have had their stroke units downgraded during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how many stroke patients have had their recovery impacted as a result.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 4 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02304

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 17 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme 2021 national report, what it considers the impact on stroke (a) mortality and (b) recovery would be if all NHS boards achieved their targets for stroke bundle provision, and what its position is on whether achieving these bundle provision targets represents an acceptable level of stroke care.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 4 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02306

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 17 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the World Stroke Organization's Roadmap to Delivering Quality Stroke Care, how it assesses Scotland’s stroke care against this roadmap; what Scotland’s current level of stroke service capacity is; what gaps exist, compared with the roadmap; what action it will take to ensure that stroke care in Scotland is based on evidence and best practice from around the world, and by when.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 4 October 2021

Question ref. S6W-02866

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 9 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the report, Non-Communicable Disease Prevention: Priorities 2021/22, and what action it will take in relation to the report’s recommendations.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 21 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-02688

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 3 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of it granting planning permission in principle in 2017, whether it will provide an update on its involvement with the Park of Keir development.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 16 September 2021

Question ref. S6W-01461

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 14 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the advice on its website, which was last updated on 8 July 2021, stating "domestic cruises with more than 12 passengers will be allowed when all of Scotland reaches Level 1", when restrictions on domestic cruises will be lifted.

Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 21 July 2021