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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 2 October 2023
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Question reference: S6O-02302

  • Asked by: Jim Fairlie, MSP for Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 May 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 31 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what it is doing to tackle any challenges faced by NHS dentistry.

Question reference: S6O-02307

  • Asked by: Willie Rennie, MSP for North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 May 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 31 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it will take to reverse the reported decline of NHS dentistry.

Question reference: S6O-02304

  • Asked by: Stephanie Callaghan, MSP for Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 May 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 31 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it can provide an update on any recent engagement with health and social care ministers from the other UK administrations regarding a coordinated approach to dentistry.

Question reference: S6W-17775

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 05 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 18 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure access to NHS dentistry for the residents of Langholm, in light of reports that a dental practice in Langholm will be closing and NHS patients will be deregistered.

Question reference: S6O-02191

  • Asked by: Willie Rennie, MSP for North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 April 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 4 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to reverse the reported decline of NHS dentistry.

Question reference: S6W-16605

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 31 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 18 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish any correspondence that it has (a) received from and (b) sent to dental organisations, regarding the multiplier payment, since March 2022.

Question reference: S6W-15620

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 07 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 21 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the General Dental Service, what action it is taking to reverse the decline in the number of registered (a) adults and (b) children participating in the service.

Question reference: S6O-02056

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to tackle the reported exodus of dentists from NHS dentistry.

Question reference: S6W-14890

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 10 February 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 9 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government which universities offer dentistry undergraduate courses in Scotland, and what plans there are for new courses to be introduced.

Question reference: S6O-01968

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how its Covid Recovery Strategy is supporting the tackling of health inequalities, including in relation to accessing key services such as dentistry.