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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 December 2022
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Question reference: S6W-12748

  • Asked by: Karen Adam, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 29 November 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, following the publication of the Blue Economy Vision for Scotland on 31 March 2022, whether it will provide an update on progress with Scotland’s blue economy approach.

Question reference: S6O-01444

  • Asked by: Karen Adam, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, 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 its position is on whether the reported ongoing political instability within the UK Government impacts on the timing of its plans to ask the constitutional question of whether Scotland should be an independent country.

Question reference: S6W-11377

  • Asked by: Karen Adam, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 October 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 6 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to publish a strategy for seafood.

Question reference: S6W-11066

  • Asked by: Karen Adam, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 20 September 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 21 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to encourage greater landings of key fish stocks into Scotland and maximise economic benefit to coastal communities from national marine resources.

Question reference: S6O-01185

  • Asked by: Karen Adam, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, 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 policies and actions across government will support people in the Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Question reference: S6O-01076

  • Asked by: Karen Adam, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 04 May 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 12 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with regard to supporting pupils with neurodiverse conditions.

Question reference: S6W-07370

  • Asked by: Karen Adam, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 17 March 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 31 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the number of people aged 25 to 64 who have been educated at tertiary level in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales.

Question reference: S6W-07309

  • Asked by: Karen Adam, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 17 March 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 29 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent level of environmental protection spending per capita in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales.

Question reference: S6O-00784

  • Asked by: Karen Adam, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 February 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what support is available to ensure that more fish caught by Scottish vessels is landed and processed at Scottish ports.

Question reference: S6O-00735

  • Asked by: Karen Adam, MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 02 February 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on calls by the anti-poverty campaigner, Jack Monroe, for policy makers to take a more comprehensive view of tracking the full cost of poverty, as highlighted by the Vimes Boots Index.