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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 13 June 2024
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Question reference: S6F-03233

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 10 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2024

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to reports that hundreds of rapes and sexual assaults that had been reported by sex workers were not acted upon.    

Question reference: S6W-27524

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 28 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to increase funding for the provision of palliative care of children, including to (a) ensure that (i) children’s community nursing teams are fully staffed and (ii) children’s hospices are sustainably funded and (b) create the post of specialist practitioner. 

Question reference: S6W-27523

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 14 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 28 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to ensure equity of palliative care services for children.

Question reference: S6O-03480

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the amount of time that Police Scotland currently spends responding to calls related to mental health issues.

Question reference: S6O-03450

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with Glasgow City Council and representatives of the taxi trade, in light of reports of potentially significant job losses in the sector as a result of the implementation of the Low Emission Zone. 

Question reference: S6F-03095

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 07 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 May 2024

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service continued to prosecute postmasters when there was evidence that the Horizon computer system used by the Post Office was flawed.  

Question reference: S6W-26852

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 23 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 2 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether it supports a full review and inquiry into the closure of Glasgow East Women's Aid, in light of recent reports of alleged financial irregularities at the service made by Unite members.

Question reference: S6W-26851

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 23 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 2 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it withdrew or withheld any public funds that had been allocated to Glasgow East Women's Aid, in light of its recent closure.

Question reference: S6W-26850

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 23 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 2 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any concerns regarding the management of the closure of Glasgow East Women’s Aid services, in light of reports of planned legal action by Unite on behalf of staff of the charity.

Question reference: S6O-03417

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to issue guidance to schools encouraging them to prohibit the use of mobile phones by pupils.