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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.

  • 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

Urgent Questions aren't included in the Question and Answers search.  There is a SPICe fact sheet listing Urgent and emergency questions.

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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 29 February 2024
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Question reference: S6O-03178

  • Asked by: Ben Macpherson, MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it is taking forward the work and priorities of its Ministerial Population Taskforce.

Question reference: S6O-03176

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce the number of assaults by pupils in schools.

Question reference: S6O-03174

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support rural NHS boards.

Question reference: S6O-03181

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to stop image-based abuse of girls.

Question reference: S6O-03175

  • Asked by: Sandesh Gulhane, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has intervened to direct NHS Fife and the relevant education authorities to permit schools to issue basic medication, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, without the need for a GP prescription, in light of reports that primary care is struggling in NHS Fife.

Question reference: S6O-03177

  • Asked by: Martin Whitfield, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met the EIS and other teacher unions to discuss school-based violence.

Question reference: S6O-03180

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it last discussed NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s funding deficit with the NHS board.

Question reference: S6O-03179

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what public health measures are being taken to minimise harm from vaping, prior to the introduction of the proposed ban on single-use vapes.

Question reference: S6O-03167

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will revisit the feasibility of a bus lane corridor on the northbound M77 into Glasgow.

Question reference: S6O-03168

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how it plans to support local authorities to address the issue of potholes in the road network.