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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 25 June 2024
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Question reference: S6W-27724

  • Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 06 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 13 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding any potential impact on its funding of the service, what discussions it has had with the Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre in relation to its compliance with employment laws.

Question reference: S6W-27664

  • Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 21 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 4 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has reimbursed the legal expenses sought by the UK Government regarding its legal challenge of the decision by the UK Government to issue a section 35 order in relation to the Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill.

Question reference: S6W-26813

  • Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 19 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 3 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many instances of the use of conversion therapy have been recorded since 2010, and under which bodies.

Question reference: S6W-26816

  • Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 19 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 2 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with faith leaders regarding its proposed legislation banning conversion practices.

Question reference: S6W-26814

  • Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 19 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 2 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a clear definition of the term "conversion therapy practices", which outlines the difference between "quackery" and advice provision.

Question reference: S6T-01938

  • Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the LGBT Youth Scotland pilot programme to introduce youth clubs in schools.

Question reference: S6O-03301

  • Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will review the current model of care for children with gender dysphoria.

Question reference: S6F-02948

  • Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 18 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 March 2024

To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will engage with NHS Scotland on ending the prescription of puberty suppressing hormones to children, following the recent announcement by NHS England.

Question reference: S6W-25816

  • Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 05 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 18 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) deliberately hid documents related to its transgender prisoner policy, particularly in light of reports that officials discussed how to avoid having to publish operational guidance through Freedom of Information.

Question reference: S6O-03235

  • Asked by: Meghan Gallacher, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of free digital devices to school pupils.