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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: S3W-01995

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 July 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 24 July 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what it considers to be a tolerable minimum lifespan for the proposed new Forth road crossing.

Question reference: S3W-01984

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 July 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 24 July 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive on what date it expects the Forth Road Bridge to have to close to HGVs.

Question reference: S3W-01985

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 July 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 24 July 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive when it expects to complete construction of a new road crossing for the Firth of Forth.

Question reference: S3W-01994

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 July 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 24 July 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it has ruled out charging tolls on the new Forth road crossing once it has been completed.

Question reference: S3W-01988

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 July 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 24 July 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive how many journeys were made by HGVs across the Forth Road Bridge in each of the last three years.

Question reference: S3W-01987

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 July 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 24 July 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what its estimates are of the financial costs per year to (a) Fife, (b) the Lothians and (c) Scotland of closing the Forth Road Bridge to HGVs before a new crossing is complete.

Question reference: S3W-01993

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 July 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 24 July 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to consult the people, communities, businesses and voluntary organisations of Fife on the new Forth road crossing other than through the public information exhibitions announced by the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change (Official Report c.1132).

Question reference: S3W-01990

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 July 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 24 July 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it plans to include a rail crossing, or other public transport provision, with the new Forth road crossing.

Question reference: S3W-01992

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 July 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 24 July 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive where and when the public information exhibitions on the new Forth road crossing announced by the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change (Official Report c. 1132) will take place.

Question reference: S3W-01991

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 July 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 24 July 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to consult the people, communities, businesses and voluntary organisations of Fife regarding (a) the location of the new Forth road crossing, (b) whether the new crossing takes the form of a tunnel or bridge, (c) the timetable for starting and completing the construction of the new crossing, (d) the lifespan of the new crossing and (e) whether the new crossing will include provision for rail and other public transport provision.