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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 26 February 2024
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Question reference: S6W-25732

  • Asked by: Rachael Hamilton, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether any consideration has been given to expanding the referrals criteria that are used by healthcare professionals in primary care to refer patients to Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Services.

Question reference: S6W-25755

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what support it has provided to Aberdeen City Council to assist the local authority's investigatory works in relation to reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

Question reference: S6W-25739

  • Asked by: Martin Whitfield, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of students are currently in debt due to student loans.

Question reference: S6W-25726

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason transcripts of court cases are reportedly not provided to those involved in the case, free of charge, on request.

Question reference: S6W-25702

  • Asked by: Sandesh Gulhane, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what methodology it uses to evaluate the sufficiency of current primary care provision.

Question reference: S6W-25695

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that Thermo Fisher Scientific has recently announced a high number of staff redundancies in Scotland after having received substantial sums of public money, and what its position is on whether any companies that move jobs overseas to reduce costs should be disqualified from applying for future public grants and funding.

Question reference: S6W-25710

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many properties that are in the scope of its 2033 minimum energy efficiency standard, as proposed in its Delivering Net Zero for Scotland's Buildings consultation, are (a) already meeting and (b) require any level of work to meet the proposed standard.

Question reference: S6W-25709

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what work it is doing to support NHS Ayrshire and Arran to meet the four-hour A&E waiting time target, in light of reported evidence that it has not met this target since July 2020.

Question reference: S6W-25711

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many properties it expects would be required to meet the minimum energy efficiency standards by 2028, as proposed in its Delivering Net Zero for Scotland's Buildings consultation.

Question reference: S6W-25714

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it expects any new minimum standard for energy efficiency to be introduced through its Heat in Buildings Bill to be equivalent to the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) C standard.