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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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Dates of parliamentary sessions
  1. Session 1: 12 May 1999 to 31 March 2003
  2. Session 2: 7 May 2003 to 2 April 2007
  3. Session 3: 9 May 2007 to 22 March 2011
  4. Session 4: 11 May 2011 to 23 March 2016
  5. Session 5: 12 May 2016 to 5 May 2021
  6. Current session: 12 May 2021 to 4 October 2022
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Question reference: 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 reference: 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 reference: 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 reference: 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

Question reference: 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 reference: 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 reference: 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 reference: 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 reference: 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 reference: 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