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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 February 2023
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Question reference: S6T-01149

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 30 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 31 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported announcement that Unite the Union has withdrawn from the co-design process of the National Care Service.

Question reference: S6W-14229

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 23 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 6 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of its analysis of the impact of the Network Support Grant scheme on the bus network across Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-14228

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 23 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 6 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to extend the Network Support Grant scheme for the bus network beyond March 2023 in (a) general and (b) order to ensure there is sufficient support for the number 52 bus route in Barrhead.

Question reference: S6W-14227

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 23 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 6 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what recent communication it has had with McGill's Buses regarding the number 52 bus route in Barrhead.

Question reference: S6W-14226

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 23 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 6 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) regarding the proposal to withdraw the Network Support Grant scheme at the end of March 2023.

Question reference: S6O-01826

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with East Renfrewshire Council.

Question reference: S6O-01744

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 11 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting children and young people's theatre.

Question reference: S6W-12321

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 21 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 5 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what funding support it plans to make available to Renfrewshire Council to ensure that Dargavel Primary School, in Bishopton, can accommodate the reported larger than estimated school roll.

Question reference: S6W-12325

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 21 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 5 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether low-income families that are comprised of children in (a) kinship care and (b) foster care are eligible for the new Scottish Child Payment.

Question reference: S6W-12398

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 21 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 5 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will be represented by any (a) Scottish Ministers, (b) elected politicians and (c) officials at the World Cup in Qatar.