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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 28 November 2022
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Question reference: S6W-11463

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 10 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 7 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to remove time-related restrictions on the use of the Young Scot National Entitlement Card scheme for rail travel.

Question reference: S6W-11552

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 4 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to introduce a free rail travel scheme for people aged 22 and under.

Question reference: S6W-11271

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 30 September 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 27 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what funding is available for third sector organisations to provide footcare services for vulnerable and older people.

Question reference: S6W-11270

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 30 September 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 27 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to provide free toenail trimming services for people aged 75 years and older.

Question reference: S6W-11269

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 30 September 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 27 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish an updated Personal Footcare Guidance.

Question reference: S6W-11337

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 27 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much money it has spent on raising awareness in Scotland of the changes to the Highway Code, which were introduced in January 2022.

Question reference: S6W-11338

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 27 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to run a public awareness campaign in Scotland on the changes made to the Highway Code in January 2022.

Question reference: S6W-11267

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 30 September 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 26 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it will launch its HIV elimination plan, and whether the launch will coincide with World AIDS Day 2022.

Question reference: S6W-10669

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 5 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to implement a new priority booking system, as part of the new ticketing system to be introduced by Caledonian MacBrayne in autumn 2022, similar to models reportedly used in Scandinavia, to allow islanders to book priority spaces on ferries at short notice, including for the delivery of goods and services.

Question reference: S6O-01429

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 6 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to provide additional financial resources for third sector organisations that are on the frontline in providing advice and support services as the cost of living crisis continues to deepen.