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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 30 January 2023
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Question reference: S6O-00964

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 13 April 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 20 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how measures in the Water Safety Action Plan will support awareness of water safety amongst school pupils.

Question reference: S6W-07728

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 28 March 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 29 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when 2022-23 Pupil Equity Funding allocations for schools in Scotland will be published.

Question reference: S6W-07144

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 March 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 22 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what support it will provide for early career researchers in medical research (a) in general and (b) at the British Heart Foundation’s Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, in light of reports that its funding has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Question reference: S6W-07233

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 11 March 2022

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 22 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the current starting salary for a qualified teacher in Scotland, and how this compares with the equivalent salary in (a) England and (b) Wales.

Question reference: S6O-00529

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 December 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what measures it is taking, including any that may be funded through its Budget, that will help deliver free dental care during the current parliamentary session.

Question reference: S6O-00440

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 November 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support the Beyond Borders Women in Conflict 1325 programme.

Question reference: S6F-00470

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 November 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 November 2021

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government anticipates the lasting impact of COP26 will be for the people of Glasgow and Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-00390

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 November 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the impact on the food and drink supply chain, what its response is to a recent survey of 1,000 UK businesses by Gallagher, which reportedly found that many businesses have been affected by a shortage of staff because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of Brexit regulations.

Question reference: S6W-04079

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 October 2021
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Clare Haughey on 29 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its approach to implementing the Provision of Early Learning and Childcare (Specified Children) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020 to entitle all children, whose school start is deferred, to access funded early learning and childcare in their deferred year, from August 2023.

Question reference: S6O-00166

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 September 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made in supporting the removal of flammable cladding.