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Chamber and committees

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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 4 February 2023
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Question reference: S6O-01774

  • Asked by: Marie McNair, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 11 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of a new report by the Resolution Foundation stating that the average household will be £2,100 worse off by the end of next financial year, how ministers across government are working to prioritise support for low-income households, as set out in its Covid Recovery Strategy.

Question reference: S6O-01693

  • Asked by: Marie McNair, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how many drinks producers have registered with Circularity Scotland for the new Deposit Return Scheme.

Question reference: S6O-01655

  • Asked by: Marie McNair, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it continues to review the effectiveness of the legal route to compensation for people who have been affected by asbestos exposure.

Question reference: S6O-01592

  • Asked by: Marie McNair, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to bus companies that are currently facing driver shortages.

Question reference: S6O-01566

  • Asked by: Marie McNair, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its progress with its plans to replace Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

Question reference: S6O-01537

  • Asked by: Marie McNair, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 02 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 10 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the uptake of the Hydrogen Innovation Scheme by private companies, since its launch in June 2022.

Question reference: S6O-01427

  • Asked by: Marie McNair, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 5 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to universal free prescriptions on the NHS.

Question reference: S6O-01334

  • Asked by: Marie McNair, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, 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 it continues to assess the impact of Brexit on Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-01239

  • Asked by: Marie McNair, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 June 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made in encouraging employers to pay the real Living Wage.

Question reference: S6O-01195

  • Asked by: Marie McNair, MSP for Clydebank and Milngavie, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 June 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to make railway stations accessible for disabled people.