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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: 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.

Question reference: S6W-26650

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 30 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether the recent 8.7% increase in ScotRail fares is above the rate of inflation.

Question reference: S6W-26652

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 29 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how train fares are set by ScotRail since it was brought into public ownership.

Question reference: S6F-03033

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

To ask the First Minister whether he will provide an update on what discussions the Scottish Government has had with the Lord Advocate regarding the exoneration of Scottish sub-postmasters and mistresses whose convictions were based on evidence from the Post Office’s Horizon computer system. 

Question reference: S6F-02959

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 18 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 March 2024

To ask the First Minister what resources the Scottish Government will be providing to Police Scotland for the investigation of complaints made under the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Act 2021.

Question reference: S6W-25873

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 29 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 12 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the current anticipated timescale is for the completion of HMP Glasgow.

Question reference: S6W-25538

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 12 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many incidents have occurred, in each of the last five years, in which (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff have received medical attention as a result of coming into contact with illicit drugs in Scotland's prisons.

Question reference: S6O-03181

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to stop image-based abuse of girls.

Question reference: S6W-25871

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what prisoner number capacity is being planned for HMP Glasgow.

Question reference: S6W-25872

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it will decide on a final design plan for HMP Glasgow.