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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 12 July 2024
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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-27810

  • 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 the overall cost is of the GoodSAM system used by Scottish Ambulance Service.

Question reference: S6W-27812

  • 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 (a) international standards and (b) training accreditations are currently met by community first responders trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Question reference: S6W-27426

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 10 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 28 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to the study, Fair Gig Work: A review of Employment Practices in the Scottish Food Delivery Work 2024, and its findings of harassment and abuse of food delivery industry workers in cities across Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-27427

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 10 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 28 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the growth in the food delivery industry in Scotland since 2020, including the estimated number of workers in the sector.

Question reference: S6W-27428

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 10 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 28 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it is engaging with food delivery industry employers, including on matters of fair work, employment rights and safety.

Question reference: S6W-27255

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 16 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress of the inquiry into the death of Sheku Bayoh, including the anticipated date for the publication of the final report.

Question reference: S6O-03308

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time is for a determination on Adult and Child Disability Payments in Mid-Scotland and Fife.

Question reference: S6O-03153

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 6 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its review of how to increase the number of co-operatives, social enterprises and employee-owned businesses, as part of the move to a wellbeing economy.