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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 4 June 2023
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Question reference: S6W-14207

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any potential benefits of increasing funding for anti-spiking policing or campaigns.

Question reference: S6W-14201

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to report on the (a) prevalence and (b) nature of spiking, and whether it will create a specific criminal offence of spiking.

Question reference: S6W-14202

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what recent assessment it has made of any trends in the number of suspected spiking-related incidents in the last 12 months.

Question reference: S6W-14208

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any potential benefits of providing spiking test kits and associated training to licensed premises, including nightclubs and bars.

Question reference: S6W-14204

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to help prevent spiking incidents at universities and colleges.

Question reference: S6W-14205

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to prevent spiking incidents at festivals and other outdoor events and gatherings.

Question reference: S6W-14203

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will make an assessment of any potential benefits of requiring venues to declare to the local licensing authority whenever an incident of suspected spiking has occurred.

Question reference: S6W-14209

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any trends in reported incidents of spiking, and what steps it is taking to ensure that perpetrators are (a) caught, (b) prosecuted and (c) appropriately sentenced.

Question reference: S6W-14206

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to help improve training for staff working in licenced premises to tackle suspected cases of spiking.

Question reference: S6W-14210

  • Asked by: Russell Findlay, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what discussions it has had with the night time and events industries in relation to tackling spiking.