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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 21 June 2024
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Question reference: S6W-28303

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many of its residential rehab treatments exceed 12 weeks.

Question reference: S6W-28296

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to require all of its directorates to make the delivery of homes of all tenures across Scotland the top national infrastructure priority, in order to increase overall supply and improve affordability.

Question reference: S6W-28305

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its Hydrogen Sector Export Plan.

Question reference: S6W-28304

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider extending the provisions of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019 to cover volunteers in the NHS.

Question reference: S6W-28299

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide clarity for investors by publishing, by the end of 2024, any proposed exemptions to the rent controls contained in the Housing (Scotland) Bill.

Question reference: S6W-28298

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to (a) review any relevant regulatory timelines for the next five years and (b) publish associated deliverable route maps, in accordance with the principles of its Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment, in order to ensure that Scotland is an attractive location for investment.

Question reference: S6W-28301

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spent almost £750,000 on a fleet of state-of-the-art vehicles designed to tackle wildfires that reportedly remain in storage a year after delivery due to technical issues, what due diligence was carried out before this money was spent on vehicles that are reportedly not fit for purpose.

Question reference: S6W-28297

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the national housing emergency, whether it plans to review the planning and consenting system, in order to increase the scale and pace of development across all tenures.

Question reference: S6W-28308

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what reasonable adjustments Social Security Scotland is making in relation to communicating its visits to those with incapacity, such as those with Down’s syndrome, including any easy-read letters and other means of communication.

Question reference: S6W-28294

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will maintain funding for Rapid Rehousing Transition Plans until the end of the current parliamentary session, and what clarity it can provide regarding future funding plans for subsequent years.