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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 18 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-03057

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 20 September 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 28 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider including water safety training in the school curriculum.

Question reference: S6W-02894

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 13 September 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 27 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the planning application, 21/02141/FUL, under consideration by Glasgow City Council, in light of this being for the construction of residential units on the site of the proposed Garngad Chord, which was in the scope of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) but postponed in 2011 by Network Rail and Transport Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-02893

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 14 September 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 24 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will intervene in the determination of the planning application, 21/02141/FUL, under consideration by Glasgow City Council, in light of reported concerns that it may (a) breach (i) the Clydeplan Strategic Development Plan and (ii) Glasgow's City Development Plan and (b) prevent the construction of the Garngad Chord.

Question reference: S6W-02890

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 September 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 24 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider reopening the disused (a) Glasgow Cross and (b) Glasgow Green railway station on the operational Argyle Line.

Question reference: S6W-02889

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 September 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 24 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential for reopening the disused Parkhead North railway station on the operational North Clyde Line.

Question reference: S6W-02891

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 September 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 24 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider reopening the disused Finnieston railway station on the operational North Clyde Line.

Question reference: S6W-02658

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 07 September 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 21 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the new resources, Promoting race equality and anti-racist education, from Education Scotland will include materials on the experiences of Irish people, and people of Irish descent, living in Scotland, and any discrimination they have experienced.

Question reference: S6W-02873

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 September 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 21 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to respond to the Sands campaign, #AlwaysThere, and whether it will action the call from Sands to introduce the "Continuity of Carer" model of care for women who have previously experienced baby loss.

Question reference: S6W-02878

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 September 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 21 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with BT regarding the removal of its obsolete network of KX and KX+ series of telephone boxes in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-02445

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 23 August 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 13 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider opening a Connecting Scotland phase of applications focused on refugees and asylum seekers, in light of previous phases having centred on certain other vulnerable groups.