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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 26 March 2023
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Question reference: S6O-02072

  • Asked by: Collette Stevenson, MSP for East Kilbride, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government following the announcement of the UK Spring Budget.

Question reference: S6W-14548

  • Asked by: Collette Stevenson, MSP for East Kilbride, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 31 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 22 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many people were employed by the (a) Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, (b) Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service and (c) Scottish Prison Service in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2021-22.

Question reference: S6W-14230

  • Asked by: Collette Stevenson, MSP for East Kilbride, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 23 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of the (a) original capital value of, (b) total spend to date on, (c) cost in each of the last five financial years of and (d) estimated cost per year until the end of the contract to service, each (i) NHS, (ii) education, (iii) justice and (iv) other Private Finance Initiative/Public Private Partnership (PFI/PPP) project in the East Kilbride constituency.

Question reference: S6W-14231

  • Asked by: Collette Stevenson, MSP for East Kilbride, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 23 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the (a) total spend to date on, (b) costs in the financial year 2021-22 for and (c) expected costs in the financial year (i) 2022-23 and (ii) 2023-24 for, the repayment of Private Finance Initiative/Public Private Partnership (PFI/PPP) debts, including the (A) overall cost to (1) the NHS, (2) local government, (3) justice portfolio bodies, (4) net zero, energy and transport portfolio bodies and (5) any other public sector organisations in Scotland and (B) cost to each individual (aa) NHS board, (bb) local authority and (cc) other regional authority.

Question reference: S6O-01817

  • Asked by: Collette Stevenson, MSP for East Kilbride, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on Scotland's trainee doctor workforce.

Question reference: S6O-01793

  • Asked by: Collette Stevenson, MSP for East Kilbride, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 11 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 19 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to help increase public transport use in East Kilbride.

Question reference: S6O-01573

  • Asked by: Collette Stevenson, MSP for East Kilbride, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how the expansion of the Scottish Child Payment will impact on the delivery of its Covid Recovery Strategy.

Question reference: S6O-01546

  • Asked by: Collette Stevenson, MSP for East Kilbride, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve Scotland’s relationship with European countries and any benefits such initiatives can have to Scotland’s people, public services and businesses.

Question reference: S6W-09471

  • Asked by: Collette Stevenson, MSP for East Kilbride, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 08 July 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 22 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of pupils in the East Kilbride constituency who will (a) benefit from and (b) be included in the roll-out of the provision of universal free school meals to all children in primaries 1 to 5 in the coming academic year, and whether it will provide an estimate of the average saving per family.

Question reference: S6W-09895

  • Asked by: Collette Stevenson, MSP for East Kilbride, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 July 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 11 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an estimate of the number of people in (a) the East Kilbride constituency and (b) Scotland who have benefitted from the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax first time buyer relief since its introduction.