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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-25410

  • 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 how it is supporting NHS boards to meet the national target of 10% of overall NHS spend being allocated to mental health.

Question reference: S6W-25448

  • 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 its position is on whether the No Time To Wait model, which is being piloted in East Lothian by the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity to tackle the growing mental health needs of children and young people, is one that it would consider for wider roll out.

Question reference: S6W-25447

  • 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 engagement it has had with the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity’s child and family mental health resilience and wellbeing pilot, No Time To Wait, in East Lothian.

Question reference: S6W-25321

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 6 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much one psychological therapies appointment costs the NHS.

Question reference: S6W-25322

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 6 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much one child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) appointment costs the NHS.

Question reference: S6W-24739

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Claire Baker MSP (on behalf of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Bo on 7 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will consider commissioning a Scottish Parliament flag, in a similar manner to that commissioned by the House of Commons in 2021, which was designed by Graham Bartram, Chief Vexillologist of the Flag Institute, at the request of the Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle.

Question reference: S6W-24735

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 7 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that some people buying a home through the New Supply Shared Equity scheme have experienced financial uncertainty, including by having to reapply for a mortgage at a time of higher interest rates, as a result of extensive delays to The Victoria development in Glasgow.

Question reference: S6W-24734

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 7 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what correspondence it has had with (a) Sanctuary and (b) Cruden regarding the reportedly extensive delays to The Victoria development in Glasgow.

Question reference: S6W-24841

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 7 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-24438 by Paul McLennan on 23 January 2024, what its position is on whether local community ownership of social housing asset wealth is in the interests of tenants.

Question reference: S6W-24792

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 7 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an updated publication date for the Student Mental Health Action Plan.