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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 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-26553

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it will take to ensure that the 62-day cancer treatment standard is met in NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

Question reference: S6W-26887

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 1 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on Police Scotland's pilot to no longer investigate some minor crimes in the north east, and whether there are any plans to roll this out across Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-26493

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 26 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Christina McKelvie on 16 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what public information campaigns or actions it will undertake in advance of the proposed increase in alcohol minimum unit pricing in autumn 2024, to minimise the potential of any friction between customers and shop staff.

Question reference: S6W-26826

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 11 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on how many current inmates have Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR) sentences, and whether that figure has risen in the past five years.

Question reference: S6W-26824

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 11 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many inmates with Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR) sentences have not had an updated risk assessment within the last year.

Question reference: S6W-26825

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 11 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is taking any action to ensure that prisoners with an Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR) sentence are provided with courses that will help them reform their behaviour.

Question reference: S6W-26799

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 9 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of new planting has been of (a) productive and (b) native species, in each year since the beginning of the current parliamentary session.

Question reference: S6W-26800

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 9 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact of not meeting its target of creating 18,000 hectares of new woodland in 2024-25.

Question reference: S6W-26801

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 9 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many hectares of new planting has been of a productive species in each year since the beginning of the current parliamentary session.

Question reference: S6W-26175

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 15 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Emma Roddick on 5 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reported concerns of the tourism industry regarding the potential impact on travellers to and from Scotland, what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the introduction of both the EU Entry/Exit System (EES) and the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), and whether it plans to work with the UK Government on a joint awareness campaign.