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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 16 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-26476

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 23 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider visiting the Glasgow Street Aid project to see its work providing care on the streets of the city centre.

Question reference: S6F-02995

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government is doing to expedite the restoration of the Glasgow School of Art, in light of it being nearly a decade since the first fire.

Question reference: S6W-26241

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many people in each local authority area received support through services funded through the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund in 2023, and what assessment it has made of the number of children, young people and family members in total that were supported.

Question reference: S6W-26107

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 12 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Emma Roddick on 20 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates that the equality impact assessment for the proposed anti-racism observatory will be completed, and how it is ensuring that all communities affected by racialisation and racism will have an equal opportunity to participate in the (a) assessment and (b) development of the observatory.

Question reference: S6W-26243

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 19 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many services for children, young people and their families in each local authority area have received funding from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.

Question reference: S6W-26224

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 18 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 16 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider closing the M74 Junction 1 Kingston Interchange, in light of its reported duplication with the M8 Junction 21 at Seaward Street, and dispose of the large amount of land that its slip road to Paisley Road West takes up for residential/mixed-use development.

Question reference: S6W-25983

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 18 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government which financial institution has provided the Bank Refund Guarantee (BRG) for the two new vessels for the Little Minch routes between Uig, Lochmaddy and Tarbert that are under contract at Cemre Marin Endustri in Turkey.

Question reference: S6W-25920

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 29 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 14 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps it is taking to improve the pathway from primary care to diagnostic tests for patients with suspected cancer.

Question reference: S6W-25921

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 29 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 14 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting patients who are on waiting lists for cancer diagnostic tests or cancer treatment.

Question reference: S6W-25923

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 29 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 14 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer among any demographics that may be less likely to seek medical help or engage with clinical services.