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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

Urgent Questions aren't included in the Question and Answers search.  There is a SPICe fact sheet listing Urgent and emergency questions.

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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 3 December 2023
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Question reference: S6W-23392

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the view of medical professionals who were consulted on the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy regarding the final strategy as published.

Question reference: S6W-23425

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what impact the reprioritisation of the £7.5 million funding from the Mental Health Transformation Fund will have on the delivery of priorities outlined in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Question reference: S6W-23423

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the £7.5 million from the Mental Health Transformation Fund, which is to be reprioritised as part of 2023-24 in-year budget changes, had not yet been spent.

Question reference: S6W-23446

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it expects any feasibility studies for overdose prevention pilot proposals in (a) Edinburgh and (b) Dundee to be published.

Question reference: S6W-23424

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of the £7.5 million funding from the Mental Health Transformation Fund, which is to be reprioritised as part of 2023-24 in-year budget changes, by the mental health programmes that were previously earmarked for spending from this budget line.

Question reference: S6W-23447

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been found in possession of drugs in each year since 2021, also broken down by (a) class of drugs and (b) how many were (i) issued with a Recorded Police Warning (ii) referred to the prosecution service.

Question reference: S6W-23391

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 14 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what exposure medical students have to psychiatric and mental health placements, and what steps are taken to encourage students to consider a career in these fields.

Question reference: S6W-23393

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 14 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what support it will make available to GPs and primary care services to support them in delivering the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Question reference: S6W-23394

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 14 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it has chosen headcount as opposed to whole-time equivalent in relation to its commitment to increasing the number of GPs in Scotland to 800 by 2026.

Question reference: S6W-23385

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 14 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its work to address homelessness in the veterans community.