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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 26 November 2022
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Question reference: S6W-11856

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 18 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the purpose was of any financial assistance that it, or its agencies, provided to Stoneywood Mill pre-2022.

Question reference: S6W-11854

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 16 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on the level of any financial assistance requested by any potential buyer of Stoneywood Mill, Aberdeen, which could have prevented the closure of the mill.

Question reference: S6W-11855

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 16 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it was asked to provide financial assistance to any potential buyer of Stoneywood Mill, Aberdeen, and arrived at the decision not to provide any such assistance.

Question reference: S6W-11853

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 16 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it was recently approached by Scottish Enterprise to assist any potential buyer in the purchase of Stoneywood Mill, Aberdeen.

Question reference: S6W-11858

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 16 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it expects Scottish Enterprise to recoup any of the cost of the financial assistance that the body reportedly provided to Stoneywood Mill, Aberdeen, pre-2022.

Question reference: S6W-11857

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 16 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what guarantees were associated with the reported financial assistance provided to Stoneywood Mill, Aberdeen, by Scottish Enterprise pre-2022.

Question reference: S6W-11852

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 16 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it was recently approached by any potential buyer of Stoneywood Mill, Aberdeen, for financial assistance.

Question reference: S6O-01480

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 2 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what support is available in the context of its Covid Recovery Strategy to help high streets recover from the pandemic and ensure that there are no long-term scarring effects.  

Question reference: S6W-11215

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 29 September 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 24 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has spent on safety improvements at the A90 Toll of Birness junction since 1 April 2017.

Question reference: S6W-11216

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 29 September 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 24 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) injury and (b) non-injury road accidents on the A90 have been reported in each quarter since 1 April 2017 between Ellon and (i) Peterhead and (ii) Fraserburgh.