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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 12 July 2024
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Question reference: S1W-01556

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 14 September 1999
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Wallace on 28 September 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive what community service provision there currently is for female offenders, and whether it has any specific plans to reduce the female prison population.

Question reference: S1O-00316

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 September 1999
  • Current Status: Answered by Susan Deacon on 16 September 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make a decision on the future of cardiac surgery at Glasgow Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Question reference: S1W-01613

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 September 1999
  • Current Status: Answered by Susan Deacon on 16 September 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive when it will make a decision on the future of cardiac surgery at Glasgow Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Question reference: S1W-01060

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 24 August 1999
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Wallace on 14 September 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive how rising crime will be managed following the reported shortfall in the number of police officers employed in Scotland.

Question reference: S1W-01062

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 24 August 1999
  • Current Status: Answered by Sarah Boyack on 7 September 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive what steps will be taken to encourage other bus companies to follow the "overground" initiative announced by the First Bus Group in Glasgow this week.

Question reference: S1W-01061

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 24 August 1999
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Wallace on 7 September 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive whether there is an intention to increase the number of civilians working in the police force in the future.

Question reference: S1W-01095

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 24 August 1999
  • Current Status: Answered by Susan Deacon on 7 September 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to fund an equivalent Scottish audit to the Department of Health funded National Sentinel Audit into epilepsy-related deaths in England.

Question reference: S1W-00915

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 12 August 1999
  • Current Status: Answered by Sarah Boyack on 3 September 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to review the pricing policy in respect of public transport.

Question reference: S1W-00914

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 12 August 1999
  • Current Status: Answered by Sarah Boyack on 3 September 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it plans to encourage the availability of park and ride initiatives.

Question reference: S1W-00916

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 12 August 1999
  • Current Status: Answered by Sarah Boyack on 3 September 1999

To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it will take to improve public information on bus timetables and routes.