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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 2 February 2023
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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-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: 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: 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.

Question reference: S6W-09860

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 19 July 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 16 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to (a) raise the profile of social work and (b) improve the public understanding of the role and impact of social workers in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-09453

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 27 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the reasons were for the decision to cease separate publication of waiting times to access audiology services after May 2014, and whether the renewed publication of waiting times for audiology services, for both adults and children, will be considered as part of the review of audiology services in Scotland announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care.

Question reference: S6W-09454

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 25 July 2022

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

Question reference: S6W-09134

  • Asked by: Gillian Mackay, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 June 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 29 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported findings of the Royal College of Nursing report, Employment Survey Report 2021: Workforce diversity and employment experiences, including that white nurses are twice as likely to get promoted as black and Asian staff.