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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

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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 30 January 2023
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Question reference: S6W-14435

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 27 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to putting in place further discounts for students to access public transport.

Question reference: S6W-14431

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 27 January 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what support it has put in place for student housing cooperatives.

Question reference: S6W-14432

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 27 January 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on increasing the (a) number and (b) capacity of student housing cooperatives.

Question reference: S6W-14517

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 27 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the impact in Scotland of the changes to the Energy Bills Discount Scheme due to take effect in March 2023.

Question reference: S6W-14433

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 27 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has in place to (a) monitor and (b) record how many students are homeless in the (i) higher and (ii) further education sector.

Question reference: S6W-14518

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 27 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered providing financial support to community organisations impacted by increasing fuel bills.

Question reference: S6W-14519

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 27 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the impact in Scotland of increased fuel bills.

Question reference: S6W-14430

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 27 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many students faced homelessness at some point in 2022, broken down by local authority area.

Question reference: S6W-14306

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 26 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 9 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to proposals from Midlothian Council to remove free musical instrument lessons for some pupils.

Question reference: S6W-14304

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 26 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 9 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what stakeholders it has met to discuss the Bute House Agreement commitment to require home and building upgrades at the point of sale, change of tenancy, and refurbishment to meet a standard equivalent to EPC C, on a mandatory basis from 2025, and on what date it met each stakeholder.