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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 26 March 2023
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Question reference: S6O-02087

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Scottish Animal Welfare Commission’s recommendation that no further new greyhound tracks be permitted in Scotland. 

Question reference: S6W-15544

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 21 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether any recipients of the Network Support Grant Plus have been penalised for not meeting the grant's terms and conditions regarding bus service provision.

Question reference: S6W-15501

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 06 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 20 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of how the £126 million budgeted for support for active travel in the Scottish Budget 2022-23 has been spent, and how much of it has been allocated across public bodies.

Question reference: S6W-15546

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 14 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-13240 by Mairi McAllan on 5 January 2023, what consideration it has given to alternative sewage treatment options to UV treatment, outside of bathing seasons.

Question reference: S6O-00277

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged:
  • Current Status:

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its discussions with the Danish Government regarding the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance.

Question reference: S6W-15392

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 27 February 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 13 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how much of the announced £170 million for multi-disciplinary teams in NHS Scotland will be dedicated towards supporting people living with myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

Question reference: S6W-15319

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 23 February 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 10 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many jobs are being created by the Deposit Return Scheme, and where these jobs will be located.

Question reference: S6W-15252

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 February 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 7 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its independent report on the future prospects for the North Sea, as referenced in the Draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan, including (a) the pathway for oil and gas production projected for the basin, (b) Scotland’s energy requirements, (c) alignment of Scotland's energy activity with its climate change commitments, and (d) the just transition impacts of a declining North Sea basin and rising employment in low carbon and renewable energy industries.

Question reference: S6W-15202

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 20 February 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 6 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made towards achieving its commitment to "work with the private sector to deliver £60 million of public and private investment to double the size of the public charging network to at least 6,000 electric vehicle charging points over the next 4 years", as announced in its Programme for Government 2022-23.

Question reference: S6W-15206

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 20 February 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 6 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made towards delivering the National Dashcam Safety Portal initiative, led by Police Scotland with financial support from the Road Safety Framework Fund.