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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-05931

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 9 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many times civil servants met, including virtually and in person, operators of deposit return schemes, broken down by (a) when the meetings took place and (b) which operators were involved, between 16 March 2020 and 14 December 2021.

Question reference: S6W-05850

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 9 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05226 by Richard Lochhead on 18 January 2022, when it expects to set the objectives and key deliverables for the Just Transition Fund (a) in year 1 (2022) and (b) for the first tranche of £20 million of funding, and when the referenced "programme of engagement" will conclude.

Question reference: S6W-05932

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 9 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government with which external organisations (not including Zero Waste Scotland) did the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity meet, including virtually and in person, to discuss the deposit return scheme, broken down by (a) the number of meetings that were held with each organisation and (b) when the meetings took place, between 1 September 2021 and 14 December 2021.

Question reference: S6W-05957

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 8 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many probable suicides there were in each year from 2017 to 2021, broken down by local authority and also given as an annual crude rate per 100,000 population.

Question reference: S6W-05974

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 8 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many title holders are awaiting copies of their title deeds from Registers of Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-05961

  • Asked by: Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the flu vaccination programme in (a) general and (b) NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and what the latest guidance is on when eligible members of the public can book appointments.

Question reference: S6W-05949

  • Asked by: Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it will recommence the annual flu vaccination programme.

Question reference: S6W-06125

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 8 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05226 by Richard Lochhead on 18 January 2022, whether it is the case that the objectives and key deliverables for the Just Transition Fund (a) in year 1 (2022) and (b) for the first tranche of £20 million of funding (i) were not set prior to the announcement of each funding stream, (ii) are yet to be set and (iii) will not be set until the "programme of engagement" has concluded.

Question reference: S6W-05948

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 7 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether Police Scotland provides financial support to officers and staff seeking to attend the psychological wellbeing and counselling programmes at the two Police Treatment Centres, in Harrogate and Auchterarder.

Question reference: S6W-05983

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 7 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether local authorities, emergency services, and energy and connectivity suppliers will be permitted to share vulnerable people's contact information to facilitate the provision of support to those people in times of emergencies, such as during the response to Storm Arwen.