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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 24 June 2024
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Question reference: S5W-35970

  • Asked by: James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 March 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has given further consideration to ensuring that the fitness and exercise industry will re-open at the earliest opportunity as lockdown restrictions ease. 

Question reference: S5O-05151

  • Asked by: James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 March 2021
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to reduce hospital waiting times.

Question reference: S5W-35697

  • Asked by: James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 March 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether social housing staff will be considered as a priority group for the COVID-19 vaccine, given their frequent interaction with older and vulnerable people.

Question reference: S5W-35594

  • Asked by: James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 March 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 12 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to target COVID-19 vaccinations in deprived areas following the completion of vaccination roll-out for medically-vulnerable groups.

Question reference: S5W-35595

  • Asked by: James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 March 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 11 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it will support the recovery of deprived areas from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Question reference: S5W-35597

  • Asked by: James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 March 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 10 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the reported increase in retail crime during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it will establish a fund to support retailers seeking to improve their CCTV and security systems.

Question reference: S5O-05110

  • Asked by: James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 March 2021
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government when the process will commence to appoint a new operator for the ScotRail franchise.

Question reference: S5O-05065

  • Asked by: James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 February 2021
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the needs of local government.

Question reference: S5O-05041

  • Asked by: James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 February 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 24 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to promote fair pay practices.

Question reference: S5W-34753

  • Asked by: James Kelly, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 January 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 4 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates applications will reopen for the 2021-22 First Home Fund.