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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

Urgent Questions aren't included in the Question and Answers search.  There is a SPICe fact sheet listing Urgent and emergency questions.

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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 September 2023
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Question reference: S6O-02599

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 4 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to publish winter updates to its NHS Recovery Plan and winter resilience overview.

Question reference: S6W-20584

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 10 August 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 7 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support any CodeClan students who are losing the opportunities to learn new skills due to the company's liquidation.

Question reference: S6W-20585

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 10 August 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 7 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what it will do to progress information and communications technology (ICT) and digital technologies training, in light of the liquidation of CodeClan.

Question reference: S6W-20583

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 10 August 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 7 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its commitment to help grow Scotland’s economy through the tech sector and to bridge the technical skills gap, for what reason it reportedly did not provide support to CodeClan.

Question reference: S6W-20302

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 28 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 22 August 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many instances there have been of ScotRail trains returning late from their scheduled maintenance examinations, broken down by month since 1 April 2022.

Question reference: S6W-20187

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 14 August 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, as outlined in its suicide prevention action plan for 2023 to 2024, how it plans to support new peer support groups across Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-20188

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 14 August 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, as outlined in its suicide prevention action plan for 2023 to 2024, how it plans to build more understanding of suicide risk and behaviour amongst children and young people.

Question reference: S6W-20193

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 14 August 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, as outlined in its suicide prevention action plan for 2023 to 2024, how it plans to work with partners in high-risk settings for suicide, to build effective and compassionate suicide prevention action plans.

Question reference: S6W-20186

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 14 August 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, as outlined in its suicide prevention action plan for 2023 to 2024, how it plans to build on the Time Space Compassion approach.

Question reference: S6W-20189

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 14 August 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, as outlined in its suicide prevention action plan for 2023 to 2024, how it plans to keep raising awareness and improving learning about suicide.