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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 19 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-28126

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 26 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Health and Safety Executive regarding the availability of hyperbaric treatment facilities within the NHS for offshore divers working in waters off the Scottish coastline.

Question reference: S6W-28130

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 13 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 25 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council regarding the development of the skills passport for offshore energy workers in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-28179

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 14 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 25 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide the reasons for its decision to no longer provide new referrals for solar PV and energy storage systems to the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan scheme from 6 June 2024.

Question reference: S6W-28180

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 14 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 25 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide the reasons for its decision to no longer make house builders eligible for funding from the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan scheme from 1 August 2024.

Question reference: S6W-28181

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 14 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 25 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how much funding is currently available to be allocated as part of the Home Energy Scotland Grant and Loan scheme.

Question reference: S6W-28178

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 14 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 25 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its progress on the allocation of funding from its commitment to spend £1.8 billion during the current parliamentary session on decarbonising Scotland’s buildings.

Question reference: S6W-28128

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 25 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives of (a) the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council, (b) the oil and gas industry and (c) trade unions to discuss employment rates for people from Scotland working in the offshore energy industry.

Question reference: S6W-28125

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 25 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any impact on the NHS’s hyperbaric treatment capacity for offshore divers in north east Scotland of NHS Grampian’s reported cessation of the contract for the hyperbaric facility in Oban.

Question reference: S6W-28101

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 24 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how frequently its ministers receive reports from its Marine Directorate on contaminants in marine animals.

Question reference: S6W-28132

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 21 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the number of jobs that will be created in Scotland by the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) programme.