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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 7 December 2023
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Question reference: S6W-23737

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 07 December 2023
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answer expected on 21 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the delivery of the National Transport Strategy.

Question reference: S6O-02879

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 14 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting Aberdeen's journey to net zero through investment in bus infrastructure.

Question reference: S6O-02819

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what recent correspondence it has had with the UK Government regarding any impact on its housing policies in Scotland of Local Housing Allowance rates.

Question reference: S6W-22328

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 17 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress with the new transport study to explore the reinstatement of the rail network north of Aberdeen, to Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

Question reference: S6W-22326

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government, following its decision not to continue with the HS2 link to Manchester, regarding any impact that this may have on any related Barnett consequential funding for the Scottish Government.

Question reference: S6W-22327

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will receive any Barnett consequential funding as a result of the additional £8.55 billion of funding announced by the UK Government for City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements 2 (CRSTS2) in England.

Question reference: S6O-02735

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the provision of electronic devices to all school pupils to support their studies.

Question reference: S6W-22775

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 06 November 2023
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Mairi McAllan on 7 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making with the UK Government on climate policy, and whether there it will provide an update on the timing of its draft Climate Change Plan.

Question reference: S6W-22325

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 7 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent on rail infrastructure in each local authority area in each of the last 10 years.

Question reference: S6O-02690

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps are being taken to increase recruitment and retention of staff in the Scottish Ambulance Service this winter.