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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-01239

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 6 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how much money it estimates has been saved by (a) patients, (b) visitors and (c) staff as a result of the suspension of car park charges at each of the three hospitals where PFI contracts are in place.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 3 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01234

Asked by: Duncan-Glancy, Pam, Glasgow, Date lodged: 6 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will make a commitment to include a stroke action plan in the forthcoming Programme for Government.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 3 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01397

Asked by: Baillie, Jackie, Dumbarton, Date lodged: 12 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason earwax-removal services are no longer offered through the NHS.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 3 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01238

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 6 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the PFI operators for each of the three hospitals where PFI contracts are in place to discuss long-term parking arrangements.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 3 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01237

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 6 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on the suspension of parking charges at each of the three hospitals where PFI parking contracts are in place.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 3 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01354

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 14 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has carried out of how the introduction of allowing consumers the right to repair or replacement under section 23 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 might impact on businesses in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 3 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01217

Asked by: Lumsden, Douglas, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 5 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken in conjunction with the UK Government to ensure that those who received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured in India (batch numbers 4120Z001, 4120Z002, and 4120Z003) are treated equally to other vaccine receivers and will not face additional travel restrictions.

Current Status: Holding Answer by Humza Yousaf on 2 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01281

Asked by: Simpson, Graham, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 7 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many times CalMac’s ferries have been taken out of service for repairs and maintenance since 1 January 2021; what work was carried out, and what the estimated cost was.

Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 2 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01390

Asked by: Kerr, Stephen, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 14 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) civil servants it employs and (b) offices it operates, broken down by local authority area.

Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 2 August 2021

Question ref. S6W-01206

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 5 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to remove single-use plastics from the baby box.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 2 August 2021