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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 29 September 2023
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Question reference: S6W-21716

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 23 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of all recorded police warnings classed under "other sexual crimes" in the publication, Criminal proceedings in Scotland statistics, using the Scottish Government Justice Directorate's crime code descriptions, in each period from 2018-19 to 2020-21.

Question reference: S6W-21088

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 21 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether any prison officers at HMP Kilmarnock who are equipped with body-worn cameras will retain these following the planned nationalisation of the prison in March 2024.

Question reference: S6W-21090

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 21 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to roll out body-worn video cameras to all prison officers working across the Scottish Prison Service estate.

Question reference: S6O-02571

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 September 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the introduction of road traffic congestion charging schemes.

Question reference: S6W-21454

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 19 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 3 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when the next Criminal Proceedings in Scotland statistics are due to be published.

Question reference: S6W-21089

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 19 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many prison officers are equipped with body-worn video cameras across the Scottish Prison Service estate.

Question reference: S6T-01529

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 11 September 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 12 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that Police Scotland has issued more than 100,000 recorded police warnings over the past five years.

Question reference: S6W-19957

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 14 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 7 August 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many reported incidences of fire-raising of vehicles within the (a) Scottish Prison Service estate and (b) estate of Scotland's two privately operated prisons there have been in each of the last five years.

Question reference: S6W-19958

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 14 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 7 August 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken in response to reported incidences of fire-raising of vehicles belonging to prison service staff.

Question reference: S6W-19933

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 13 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 7 August 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08446 by Keith Brown on 20 May 2022, when the cost consultation exercise in relation to taking HMP Kilmarnock back into public ownership will be completed.