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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 29 February 2024
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Question reference: S6W-25849

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on reducing the working week in the NHS to 36 hours as part of the 2022-23 pay deal.

Question reference: S6W-25826

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 27 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 12 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any products currently manufactured in Scotland that are exported to Israel and subject to open general export licences (OGELs) issued by the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU), which is part of the UK Government Department for Business and Trade.

Question reference: S6W-24895

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 29 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 26 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Chartered Institute of Building's report, Harnessing Scotland's Social Housing Expertise, and specifically its recommendations regarding changes to energy efficiency funding for the social housing sector.

Question reference: S6W-25684

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the most recent public sector net debt to GDP ratio is in Scotland, and whether time series data on this measure is available.

Question reference: S6W-25308

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-20147 by Fiona Hyslop on 10 August 2023, whether it can provide an update on Springburn railway station being nominated for Access for All scheme funding for Control Period 7 (2024-2029).

Question reference: S6W-25641

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 6 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the 38 Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) Strategic Investment Model projects that have completed Stage 1, whether it will provide a breakdown by local authority area of where the projects are located, and what the potential capital value is.

Question reference: S6W-25642

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 6 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government which shipbuilding firms are being engaged with as part of the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) Strategic Investment Model projects for (a) Enabling Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) Fabrication in Scotland and (b) Enabling Service Operation Vessel (SOV) Fabrication in Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-03129

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with Police Scotland regarding the policing strategy for the safe consumption room pilot in Glasgow.

Question reference: S6W-24902

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 29 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 21 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the current tax base in Scotland is, as a percentage of GDP, and what assessment it has made of how this compares to other OECD economies.

Question reference: S6W-25639

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 20 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 5 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what investment proposals for the River Clyde and Firth of Clyde are in the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council's (SOWEC) Strategic Investment Model.