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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-26865

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 29 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it is giving to the development of a modern apprenticeship and graduate apprenticeship framework for the games industry.

Question reference: S6W-26654

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 11 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what powers it has to amend the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 to reduce or amend the distances from home to school before free school transport is provided.

Question reference: S6W-26837

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 11 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what role mentors provided by MCR Pathways play in improving outcomes for children and young people, including pupils from a care setting.

Question reference: S6W-26836

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 11 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the importance of MCR Pathways coordinators in delivering the MCR mentoring programme in schools.

Question reference: S6W-26786

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 09 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported concerns that, in 2023, the number of teachers in permanent, full-time employment fell to its lowest level since 2012, while the school role increased.

Question reference: S6W-26784

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 09 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has undertaken of the reported failure to recruit target numbers of student teachers in languages.

Question reference: S6W-26780

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 09 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its consideration of combining the workstreams of the Strategic Board for Teacher Education and the Headteacher Recruitment and Retention working group.

Question reference: S6W-26781

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 09 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had regarding the possible removal of the requirement for headteachers to undertake the Into Headship programme, and whether it will set out any conclusions arising from any such discussions.

Question reference: S6W-26788

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 09 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to address the reported failure to reach target student teacher intake numbers in 19 out of 20 subjects.

Question reference: S6W-26782

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 09 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to the Into Headship programme in each of the last five years.