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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-00409

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

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to publish the definition of its progressive stroke service as detailed in its Programme for Government 2019-20; what plans it has to implement a progressive stroke service, and how it will ensure that people who survive a stroke in Scotland will have the same opportunity to achieve their recovery potential as those across the rest of the UK and North West Europe.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00410

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

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the appeal launched by the European Stroke Organisation in May 2021 calling for health ministers across Europe to sign a declaration for action on implementing a Europe-wide stroke action plan, and how its response impacts its Stroke Improvement Plan.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 18 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00396

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 2 June 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

To ask the Scottish Government when it will begin its public consultation on Nicotine Vapour Products (NVPs), as proposed in the Respiratory Care Action Plan.

Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 16 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00293

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 27 May 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the figures released by the Scottish Library and Information Council that 123 public libraries remain closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that a number might not reopen, and, in light of this, what support it will give to local authorities to ensure that such lifeline services are protected.

Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 9 June 2021

Question ref. S6W-00138

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 20 May 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has put in place to enable timely alternative appointments for people who, for health or work reasons, have been unable to attend their second COVID-19 vaccination appointment, in order to ensure maximum efficacy and given the rising number of cases being attributed to the so-called Indian variant.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 3 June 2021

Question ref. S5W-35774

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 5 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to tackle the production and sale of fake Valium pills, in light of reports of potentially lethal pills being sold in Fife as well as online.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 22 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-32353

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 7 October 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how many flu vaccinations there are in stocks to cover the NHS (a) Forth Valley, (b) Fife and (c) Tayside area, and whether these stocks are sufficient to provide a flu vaccination to everyone living in these areas who meets the necessary criteria.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 19 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35837

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 8 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what procedures it has in place to ensure the political impartiality of all primary and secondary school teachers while they are conducting classes of all subjects.

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 17 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35429

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 22 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made to ensure that no vulnerable people are excluded from the COVID-19 vaccine appointments list.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 11 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35033

Asked by: Stewart, Alexander, Mid Scotland and Fife, Date lodged: 8 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, as it makes progress on thrombectomy provision in Scotland, whether it will provide an update on a) what plans it has to increase the rate of thrombolysis across the country (b) what the target thrombolysis rate is, and by when will this be achieved. 

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 25 February 2021