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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 21 May 2024
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Question reference: S6T-01982

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 13 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 14 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that the Scottish Men's Sheds Association could collapse due to the withdrawal of Scottish Government funding.

Question reference: S6O-03446

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Question reference: S6W-26906

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 18 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 2 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many people that require social care are currently receiving this support in inappropriate hospital stays or out-of-area placements, and what its position is on whether this reflects the commitment in the Coming Home Implementation programme to greatly reduce delayed discharges and inappropriate out-of-area placements for adults with learning disabilities and complex care needs by March 2024.

Question reference: S6O-03381

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 2 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

Question reference: S6O-03247

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of the Immediate Priorities Plan developed with disabled people’s organisations.

Question reference: S6W-26057

  • Current Status: Withdrawn

Question reference: S6W-25185

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 02 February 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 12 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, since the introduction of annual health checks for adults with a learning disability in May 2022, how many adults have been offered such a health check.

Question reference: S6W-25188

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 02 February 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 12 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, since the introduction of annual health checks for adults with a learning disability in May 2022, what percentage of eligible adults have received such a health check.

Question reference: S6W-25186

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 02 February 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 12 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, since the introduction of annual health checks for adults with a learning disability in May 2022, how many adults have received such a health check.

Question reference: S6W-25187

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 02 February 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 12 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, since the introduction of annual health checks for adults with a learning disability in May 2022, how many adults had received such a health check by 31 March 2023.