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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 9 December 2022
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Question reference: S6O-01685

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 14 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the papers on taxation policy recently published by the Scottish Trades Union Congress and Institute for Public Policy Research Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-12565

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 25 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 7 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-07643 by Maree Todd on 25 April 2022, when the meeting between its officials and the Scottish Huntington’s Association took place; what its officials understood “the need for further provisions and service development” for Huntington’s disease to be as a result of this meeting, and what it has done since the meeting to bring about these changes in order to improve services for Huntington’s disease families in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-12566

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 25 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 7 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will support the introduction of a SIGN guideline on Huntington’s disease by working with NICE and the UK and devolved governments and agencies in order to share expertise and contribute to UK-wide coverage tailored to each health and social care system.

Question reference: S6F-01600

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 28 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 December 2022

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to reports that alcohol sport sponsorship can cause harm to vulnerable groups such as young people and those in recovery.

Question reference: S6W-11714

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 4 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to reduce the stigma reportedly faced by liver disease patients from healthcare professionals in (a) primary and (b) secondary care.

Question reference: S6W-11713

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 4 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the use of transient elastography in community settings to improve the early diagnosis of liver disease.

Question reference: S6W-11354

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 06 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 1 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the current waiting time is for a paediatric audiology appointment in NHS Highland.

Question reference: S6W-11353

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 06 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 1 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time has been for children to receive hospital treatment from audiology services in NHS Highland, following a GP or other referral, in each year since 2014.

Question reference: S6O-01466

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support the workforce skills that are needed to pursue a transition towards a fossil fuel-free future.

Question reference: S6F-01341

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 September 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 September 2022

To ask the First Minister what further steps the Scottish Government will take to support tenants facing the cost of living crisis.