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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

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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 24 March 2023
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Question reference: S6W-05925

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 13 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking as part of the Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses (SHBBV) services Recovery Plan to ensure that adequate numbers of staff are available for finding and treating new cases of hepatitis C, and collecting and analysing data on levels of blood borne virus infection.

Question reference: S6W-05897

  • Asked by: Evelyn Tweed, MSP for Stirling, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 21 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much investment has been made in public transport in Stirling since 2017.

Question reference: S6W-05966

  • Asked by: Tess White, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 11 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that Scottish and UK supply chains benefit from the 17 ScotWind projects.

Question reference: S6W-05965

  • Asked by: Tess White, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 11 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many jobs it estimates will be created from the 17 ScotWind projects, broken down by region.

Question reference: S6W-05927

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 10 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, with reference to the ScotRail Ticket Office Consultation, whether it has assessed the impact of reduced ticket office opening hours on rail network accessibility for disabled and older passengers.

Question reference: S6W-05919

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 10 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many domestic abuse court cases have been delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Question reference: S6W-05900

  • Asked by: Evelyn Tweed, MSP for Stirling, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 10 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many free sanitary products have been distributed to schools in Stirling, since the launch of the free sanitary products scheme.

Question reference: S6W-05963

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 9 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the Scottish Law Commission in relation to carrying out a law reform project to provide a draft Bill that would implement the recommendations of the Scottish Parliamentary Working Group on Tenement Maintenance.

Question reference: S6W-05922

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 9 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to create a Rural Heat Decarbonisation Fund.

Question reference: S6W-05959

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 9 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any correspondence that it has had with (a) SEPA, (b) Health and Safety Executive and (c) Fife Council regarding reported ongoing health and safety concerns at Shell’s natural gas liquids plant and ExxonMobil's ethylene plant at Mossmorran.