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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 19 July 2024
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Question reference: S6O-03621

  • Asked by: Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, as part of its work to further the case for Scottish independence, what recent engagement it has had with third-sector organisations regarding Scotland's constitutional future.

Question reference: S6W-27960

  • Asked by: Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 May 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Shona Robison on 30 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its 2024-25 public sector pay metrics.

Question reference: S6O-03525

  • Asked by: Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 5 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what role the Scottish Government Resilience Room would play in the event of a major nuclear incident.

Question reference: S6O-03467

  • Asked by: Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what impact the reduction in Scotland’s revenue budget as a result of changes to the block grant has had on funding allocations to local authorities in the current financial year.

Question reference: S6O-03447

  • Asked by: Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with Renfrewshire Council regarding the timetable for the joining up of the sections that will form the Renfrew Bridge, which will cross the River Clyde to Yoker.

Question reference: S6W-27199

  • Asked by: Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 May 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Kaukab Stewart on 2 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on work to co-host EURO 2028.

Question reference: S6O-03311

  • Asked by: Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the work undertaken by the staff and officials of Social Security Scotland to complete the move to have all payments for disabled children being paid directly by Social Security Scotland, and subject to the scrutiny of the Scottish Parliament.

Question reference: S6O-03291

  • Asked by: Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 28 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what recent work it has undertaken under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 in relation to any potential nuclear event in Scotland, in light of reports that nuclear warheads are routinely transported by road across the country.

Question reference: S6W-26418

  • Asked by: Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 22 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when the next paper in the Building a New Scotland series will be published.

Question reference: S6O-03228

  • Asked by: Bill Kidd, MSP for Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 20 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any implications for its role in supporting the delivery of Prevent in Scotland of the UK Government’s new definition of extremism.