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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-11217

  • 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 people have been killed in road accidents on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven in each quarter since 1 April 2017.

Question reference: S6W-11214

  • 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 on the A90 between Ellon and (a) Peterhead and (b) Fraserburgh since 1 April 2017.

Question reference: S6W-11227

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 11 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 24 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what options ministers considered for supporting Arjowiggins and the reported 360 affected jobs in Aberdeen.

Question reference: S6W-11228

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 11 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 24 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when ministers were first made aware of problems at Arjowiggins.

Question reference: S6W-11225

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 11 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 24 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when Scottish Enterprise was first made aware of problems at Arjowiggins.

Question reference: S6W-11226

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 11 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 24 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what work it has undertaken to date to support Arjowiggins and the reported 360 affected jobs in Aberdeen.

Question reference: S6F-01395

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 26 September 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 September 2022

To ask the First Minister what support the Scottish Government will make available to the reported 372 members of staff affected by the Arjowigiins papermill at Stoneywood in Aberdeen entering administration.

Question reference: S6O-01382

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 September 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what it anticipates the impact will be on its Covid Recovery Strategy of the reduction to the Covid Recovery budget announced on 7 September as part of the emergency budget review.

Question reference: S6O-01328

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what further support it will provide to local authorities for the provision of accommodation for refugees in Scotland, in light of reports that suitable housing has been significantly reduced as a result of its Super Sponsor scheme.

Question reference: S6W-09846

  • Asked by: Douglas Lumsden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 02 August 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 10 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much businesses in (a) Aberdeen City and (b) Aberdeenshire have saved on non-domestic rates as a result of transitional relief in each year since 2015.