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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-09885

Asked by: Golden, Maurice, North East Scotland, Date lodged: 20 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many times (a) it and (b) its agencies have used public figures in communications campaigns since 2016, and how much was spent hiring the public figure in each case. 

Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09868

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 20 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any training that mesh removal specialists have received, and from whom the training was received.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09855

Asked by: Hoy, Craig, South Scotland, Date lodged: 20 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to make funding available in the future to support sporting businesses that may be negatively impacted by any lack of gamebirds and associated financial losses, in light of the avian influenza outbreak.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09866

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 20 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-09768 by Humza Yousaf on 12 July 2022, whether treatment at mesh centres for removal of mesh implants will only be available for gynaecological mesh.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09864

Asked by: Burnett, Alexander, Aberdeenshire West, Date lodged: 20 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether hernia mesh patients can experience similar complications and pain issues as those who have had transvaginal mesh implants.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09806

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Date lodged: 18 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on (a) the Langholm Moor Community buyout and (b) whether the project is of regional and national significance.

Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09803

Asked by: Mundell, Oliver, Dumfriesshire, Date lodged: 18 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any patient concerns regarding the delivery of GP services in Dumfries and Galloway, including in (a) Moffat and (b) Lockerbie.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09801

Asked by: Dowey, Sharon, South Scotland, Date lodged: 18 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what recent consideration it has given to the issue of incontinence poverty.

Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09821

Asked by: Lennon, Monica, Central Scotland, Date lodged: 18 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been carried out regarding the affordability of nappies in Scotland, and whether it is monitoring demand for (a) nappies and (b) baby products at (i) foodbanks and (ii) other charities.

Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 15 August 2022

Question ref. S6W-09584

Asked by: McNeill, Pauline, Glasgow, Date lodged: 18 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether a system could be introduced to monitor the impact on people's welfare of the operation of the asylum and detention system in Scotland.

Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 15 August 2022