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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 22 June 2024
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Question reference: S6O-03630

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the use of drones to fly illicit material into Scottish prisons.

Question reference: S6O-03575

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with NHS Lothian and NHS Borders regarding financial stability in the 2024-25 financial year.

Question reference: S6W-27281

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 03 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 20 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to revise any guidance on political activity in schools during a General Election period.

Question reference: S6W-27282

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 03 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 20 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to revise the rules governing political impartiality in schools.

Question reference: S6O-03391

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what Forestry and Land Scotland is doing to deliver economic benefit from the land that it manages, including through supporting mountain bike tourism.

Question reference: S6W-26557

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 1 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made, based on any data that it has received from HMRC, of the total value of the contribution made by Scottish employers to the UK apprenticeship levy.

Question reference: S6W-26904

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 18 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 29 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is reviewing the performance of the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel scheme.

Question reference: S6W-26558

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much total funding is made available to colleges to deliver apprenticeships.

Question reference: S6W-26560

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it next plans to review the amount paid, per apprentice, to (a) colleges and (b) independent learning providers to deliver apprenticeships.

Question reference: S6W-26559

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much total funding is made available to independent learning providers to deliver apprenticeships.