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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. S5W-35941

Asked by: Fee, Mary, West Scotland, Date lodged: 10 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many attempted suicides by prisoners in custody were recorded in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34585

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 15 January 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-33974 by Jeane Freeman on 14 January 2021, whether it will provide the information in the format requested regarding how many care homes have had (a) zero to 10, (b) 11 to 20, (c) 21 to 30, (d) 31 to 40 and (e) over 40 of their residents die where COVID-19 has been a factor or suspected factor (i) between 1 January and 30 June 2020 and (ii) since 1 July 2020 to date, and for what reason it did not provide the information in this format in its answer.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35235

Asked by: Gray, Iain, East Lothian, Date lodged: 16 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to prioritising COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers in the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) priority groups 5 to 9, and whether it has held discussions with the JCVI regarding this.

Answered by: Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-35294

Asked by: Boyack, Sarah, Lothian, Date lodged: 17 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of clinically extremely vulnerable people have received a COVID-19 vaccination.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-34239

Asked by: Findlay, Neil, Lothian, Date lodged: 22 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on (a) people from the lowest income groups, (b) BAME people, (c) disabled people and (d) older people to be a breach of their human rights.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36221

Asked by: Torrance, David, Kirkcaldy, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received a medical prescription since charges for these began to be phased out in 2008.

Holding Answer by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36185

Asked by: MacDonald, Gordon, Edinburgh Pentlands, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government by (a) how many and (b) what percentage the number of (i) NHS staff, (ii) qualified nurses and midwives, (iii) consultants, (iv) CAMHS staff and (v) adult mental health staff has changed since September 2006.

Holding Answer by: Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36090

Asked by: Kerr, Liam, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether all victims of crime are entitled to make a victim statement to court on how the crime has affected them.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36157

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the future provision of forensic toxicology services and on what date the University of Glasgow will cease its contractual arrangement with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Answered by: James Wolffe QC on 24 March 2021

Question ref. S5W-36052

Asked by: Bowman, Bill, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the Mental Health Transformation Fund has been allocated to each NHS board since 2018, broken down by year.

Answered by: Clare Haughey on 24 March 2021