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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 22 May 2024
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Question reference: S6W-26795

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-26225 by Fiona Hyslop on 8 April 2024, what the estimated capital expenditure on the M8 Woodside Viaduct project is expected to be during the 2024-25 financial year.

Question reference: S6W-26885

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-26224 by Fiona Hyslop on 16 April 2024, whether it will measure current traffic flows using the two junctions and test the subsequent impact on traffic flows from a temporary closure of the M74 Junction 1 Kingston Interchange, in order to develop a robust data set that can inform the reported recent commitments made by Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government in Glasgow's strategic plan for 2022-27 to reduce the impact of the M8 on the city centre.

Question reference: S6W-26731

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 08 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS Scotland is participating in the UK Government scheme to donate surplus medical supplies to Ukraine, or any other such scheme.

Question reference: S6W-26503

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 23 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the £1.3 billion that it has committed to spend on mental health in 2024-25, and in light of the "Mental Health Services" budget being frozen at £290.2 million, whether it will provide a breakdown of the source of the funding, including any allocated from (a) other budget lines in its Budget and (b) NHS boards; whether any funding from NHS boards will be ringfenced for this purpose, and whether it will provide a breakdown of what specific workstreams or services the funding will be spent on.

Question reference: S6W-26863

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 23 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps it is taking to ensure that people with long COVID can access specialist treatment that may only be available in NHS boards outside of the one at which they are registered.

Question reference: S6W-26862

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 23 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any instances where a patient has been referred to a different NHS board to the one at which they are registered in order to receive long COVID treatment.

Question reference: S6W-26502

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 26 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 23 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of the funding streams introduced by the Mental Health Directorate, such as the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund and Recovery and Renewal Fund, broken down by how much has been allocated to each fund in each year of the current parliamentary session to date.

Question reference: S6W-26462

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 22 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what Scottish Water is doing to make safe and restore to a sustainable use, the historic Waterman's Cottage, which is adjacent to Lambhill stables on Balmore Road in Glasgow.

Question reference: S6W-26474

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on improving links between Glasgow Street Aid and emergency services, and whether it will take steps to support a more joined-up approach between the project and emergency services in the city.

Question reference: S6W-26476

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 18 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.