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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 13 June 2024
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Question reference: S6W-28104

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 10 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 24 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the current national school clothing grant level is for eligible (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils; when the most recent increase to the grants took place, and when the next increase to the grants is due to take place.

Question reference: S6W-27845

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 10 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to raise awareness among the public of the risks of choking during consensual sexual activity.

Question reference: S6W-27843

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 10 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with NHS representatives regarding the risks of choking during consensual sexual activity, including in relation to guidance issued to medical professionals.

Question reference: S6W-27844

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 10 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what data collection it is undertaking in relation to violence within consensual sexual activity, including on the prevalence of choking.

Question reference: S6O-03561

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 12 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether Fife Council will be given assistance under the Bellwin Scheme.

Question reference: S6W-27818

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 23 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 5 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when the Scottish Ambulance Service began using the GoodSAM system, and what assessment has been made of its effectiveness.

Question reference: S6W-27811

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 23 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 5 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it supports existing first responder groups and charities to assist with emergency calls received by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Question reference: S6W-27817

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 23 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 5 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many community first responders have been trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service, to date, broken down by parliamentary region.

Question reference: S6W-27813

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 23 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 5 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what role existing first responder groups have in assisting the Scottish Ambulance Service response in rural areas of the Mid Scotland and Fife region.

Question reference: S6W-27815

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 23 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 5 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government with what types of emergency call community first responders trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service are trained to assist.