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Chamber and committees

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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: S6O-01500

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 3 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the consultation on the future of qualifications and assessment.

Question reference: S6W-10672

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 28 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what work it has undertaken to promote the Turing Scheme in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-10365

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 7 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is the case that Confucius Classroom Hubs in Scottish schools received funding from (a) the Scottish Government and (b) the Chinese Government in 2021-22, and, if this is the case, how much was received from each body.

Question reference: S6O-01341

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the number of Scottish-domiciled students attending Scottish universities.

Question reference: S6O-01309

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide on update on the roll-out of high-speed broadband to rural locations.

Question reference: S6W-08715

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 26 May 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 8 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it will implement the remaining sections of the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Act 2021 that are not yet in force.

Question reference: S6O-01153

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many Police Scotland officers have retired in this financial year.

Question reference: S6O-01131

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 May 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of social security benefits.

Question reference: S6W-08481

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 10 May 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 18 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many funded university places it has provided in each year since 2007, and of those, how many were to (a) Scottish-domiciled and (b) EU students.

Question reference: S6W-08041

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 12 April 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 29 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what it is doing to address reported concerns about pupil behaviour in schools.