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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 May 2024
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Question reference: S6W-00584

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 10 June 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 22 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it will ensure that women who are pregnant and who have previously experienced (a) miscarriage and (b) the death of a baby (i) shortly after birth and (ii) in infancy can access the Continuity of Carer model as a matter of priority as the scheme is rolled out.

Question reference: S6W-00839

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 17 June 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 22 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has allocated in (a) the South Scotland parliamentary region and (b) each local authority area for the purchase of scientific equipment for schools in each year since 2012-13.

Question reference: S6W-00564

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 08 June 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 22 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce water pollution on beaches, in light of a recent survey, which suggested that seven out of the 10 of the UK beaches with the highest samples of E.coli and intestinal enterococci were in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-00494

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 07 June 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 18 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how much has been allocated in its budget for each year since 2018-19 to road improvements in South Ayrshire, broken down by road.

Question reference: S6W-00484

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 07 June 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 18 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal accidents involving (i) HGVs and (ii) other vehicles there have been on the A77 in each year since 2017-18, also broken down by section of the road that passes through South Ayrshire.

Question reference: S6W-00496

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 07 June 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 18 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has carried out regarding how many additional drivers will be using the A77 in each of the next four years, and what the impact of this will be.

Question reference: S6W-00473

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 03 June 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 17 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to improve work-related outcomes for referrals to the Fair Start Scotland service, and what its response is to reports that 91.71% of people referred to the service in East Ayrshire did not achieve a 26-week job outcome after their time in the programme.

Question reference: S6W-00529

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 June 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 17 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many patients in the NHS Ayrshire and Arran area were discharged when it was not fit to do so in each year since 2017-18.

Question reference: S6W-00350

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 02 June 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 16 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve road safety on the A77.

Question reference: S6W-00349

  • Asked by: Sharon Dowey, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 02 June 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 16 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the A77 bypass project at Maybole.