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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 9 December 2022
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Question reference: S6W-13045

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 December 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Michael Matheson on 8 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when the final report containing the recommendations of the Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 (STPR2) will be published, and what the next steps are.

Question reference: S6O-01649

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what response the constitution secretary has had from the UK Government to his recent letter calling for the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill to be withdrawn or significantly amended.

Question reference: S6W-12161

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 24 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding removing the application fee and annual healthcare surcharge for graduate visa applicants in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-12162

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 24 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with Scotland’s universities regarding the efficacy and any limitations of the UK Government’s graduate visa in relation to addressing skills shortages.

Question reference: S6W-11837

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 October 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 28 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, following the Deputy First Minister’s announcement on 27 October 2022 that the terms of reference for the Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry will be amended, when this will take effect.

Question reference: S6W-11746

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 25 October 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Michael Matheson on 26 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with establishing a virtual energy agency.

Question reference: S6O-01452

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support women being released from custody to reintegrate back into their communities.

Question reference: S6O-01396

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 September 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting Aberdeen City Council to meet its net zero ambitions.

Question reference: S6W-10703

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 September 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) children's and (b) adult's organisations in Aberdeen Donside receive funding from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.

Question reference: S6O-01345

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how the National Planning Framework 4 will help to address vacant, derelict and abandoned buildings and land, including across Aberdeen city.