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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 19 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-15641

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 03 March 2023
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Humza Yousaf on 3 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what further progress has been made regarding Moray maternity services since December 2022.

Question reference: S6O-01953

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 2 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the number of baby boxes that have been distributed since the scheme began.    

Question reference: S6W-15257

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 21 February 2023
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Mairi McAllan on 22 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its consultation document on the development of future grant support for forestry that the Minister for Environment and Land Reform announced in her opening statement in the parliamentary debate on Forestry’s Contribution to Net Zero Scotland, on 9 November 2022.

Question reference: S6O-01851

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it provides support to victims of violent crime in the pre-trial period.

Question reference: S6W-13361

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 December 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 16 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the publication, Neurological Conditions: estimating the prevalence in Scotland of selected conditions using General Practice and Hospital Admissions datasets, for what reasons there are no data on the prevalence of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) from (a) NHS Highland and (b) NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

Question reference: S6W-13362

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 December 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 16 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the publication, Neurological Conditions: estimating the prevalence in Scotland of selected conditions using General Practice and Hospital Admissions datasets, of those with a diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and in the GP practice dataset, how many were children whose age when the extract was taken was (a) under 5, (b) 5-11 and (c) 12-17.

Question reference: S6W-13363

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 December 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 16 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the publication, Neurological Conditions: estimating the prevalence in Scotland of selected conditions using General Practice and Hospital Admissions datasets, of those with a diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and in the GP practice dataset, what proportion were (a) female and (b) male.

Question reference: S6O-01714

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it last engaged with the UK Government on the subject of EU replacement funding with respect to the rural affairs portfolio.

Question reference: S6W-12648

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 29 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 13 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how children and young people can access their entitlement to the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel scheme in each local authority in the Highlands and Islands region.

Question reference: S6O-01666

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of its policy, Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach.