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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 30 January 2023
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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-12507

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 5 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to make additional resources available to support the NHS Gluten-free Food Service.

Question reference: S6W-12324

  • 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 1 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the Leader of Renfrewshire Council to address the reported issues surrounding the school roll at Dargavel Primary School, in Bishopton.

Question reference: S6W-12322

  • 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 1 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how Education Scotland plans to review Dargavel Primary School, in Bishopton, to monitor any impact of the reported miscalculation in the school roll on pupils’ learning experiences and attainment levels.

Question reference: S6W-12480

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what work it is undertaking to review the current planning procedures for funding allocated for the construction of Changing Places toilets.

Question reference: S6W-12482

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when the £10 million of funding for Changing Places toilets that it announced will be released.

Question reference: S6W-12483

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it works with people with lived experience to co-design its current policy regarding Changing Places toilets.

Question reference: S6W-12481

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated for the construction of new Changing Places toilets in the current parliamentary session.

Question reference: S6O-01576

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what the reduction in funding for Covid Recovery will be as part of the Emergency Budget Review.

Question reference: S6O-01555

  • Asked by: Paul O'Kane, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reported concerns raised by the Chief Constable and SPA Chair regarding the impact of the resource spending review on service delivery in Police Scotland.