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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 18 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-02629

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 30 August 2021
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 31 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the OECD’s comparative paper on assessment and qualifications published today, and whether it will provide an update on the work regarding the OECD’s recommendations on the Curriculum for Excellence as outlined on 22 June.

Question reference: S6O-00067

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 August 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how its policies and actions across government will support local authorities in their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Question reference: S6W-02185

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 10 August 2021
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 18 August 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the assessment plans for National 5/Higher and Advanced Higher courses in the 2021-22 session.

Question reference: S6W-00921

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 18 June 2021
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 21 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the OECD report on Curriculum for Excellence published on 21 June 2021, and what the implications of the report are in relation to the planned reform of the SQA and Education Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-00917

  • Asked by: Kaukab Stewart, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 18 June 2021
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Shona Robison on 18 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made with introducing the Single Building Assessment, which was announced in a ministerial statement on 19 March 2021.