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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 12 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-27239

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 21 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23523 by Angela Constance on 11 December 2023, whether it will be publishing an evaluation report on Police Scotland’s pilot of the Digital Evidence Sharing Capability (DESC) Programme in Dundee.

Question reference: S6W-27241

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 21 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has assessed the impact of speed cameras in improving driver behaviour, in light of Safety Cameras Scotland’s reported decision to deactivate 119 speed cameras across Scotland’s transport authorities.

Question reference: S6W-27242

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 17 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what recent correspondence it has had with Glasgow City Council regarding the impact of its Low Emission Zone (LEZ) scheme in reducing emissions from private car use and improving air quality levels.

Question reference: S6W-27252

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 17 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to secure 11GW of installed offshore wind by 2030.

Question reference: S6W-27262

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 17 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what level of prioritisation has been given to taking forward the outcomes of the environmental governance review.

Question reference: S6W-27259

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 17 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to protect 30% of Scotland’s land and seas by 2030.

Question reference: S6W-27260

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 17 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the water quality in freshwater lochs and waterways ahead of the summer bathing water season.

Question reference: S6W-27263

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 17 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has provided options for increasing access to environmental justice in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-27253

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 17 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to decarbonising the heating of at least one million homes by 2030.

Question reference: S6W-27265

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 16 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what national policy Forestry and Land Scotland has for encouraging (a) raptor and owl conservation and monitoring and (b) other community conservation programmes in Scotland’s national forests.