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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 29 February 2024
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Question reference: S6F-02847

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 February 2024

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the analysis by Citizens Advice Scotland suggesting that over 660,000 people are experiencing mental health problems due to increasing household debt.

Question reference: S6W-25082

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 19 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23447 by Elena Whitham on 11 December 2023, when it expects that data for the number of Recorded Police Warnings issued in 2022-23 will be available.

Question reference: S6W-24903

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 29 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 19 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with (a) Glasgow Science Centre Limited and (b) Glasgow City Council regarding effecting the repair works required to reopen the Science Centre's Millennium Bridge across the River Clyde to marine traffic.

Question reference: S6W-24897

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 29 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 16 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will progress a feasibility study regarding the Chartered Institute of Building's proposal for a demolition levy.

Question reference: S6O-03114

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that railway infrastructure is safe and fit for the future.

Question reference: S6W-25499

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 13 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 12 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will assess the feasibility of reopening the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway to the former Greenock Princes Pier railway station as a direct rail freight link to Greenock Ocean Terminal.

Question reference: S6W-25476

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 12 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 11 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when ScotRail plans to commence higher service frequency on the East Kilbride line, subject to the completion of the enhancement project in December 2025.

Question reference: S6W-25495

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 12 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 11 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the estimated cost is of remediation work to address any cladding defects in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow. 

Question reference: S6W-25494

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 12 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 11 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when any defects in the cladding of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow were first identified.

Question reference: S6W-25449

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 09 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what alternatives are being considered for children and young people who are experiencing mental health concerns, but are either waiting to be seen by child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) or are unable to get onto the CAMHS waiting list, and what funding is available for any such alternatives.