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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 30 January 2023
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Question reference: S6W-13740

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 10 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 20 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what funding is available to local authorities to support Gaelic-medium education.

Question reference: S6W-13667

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 17 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is, regarding any impact in Scotland, on the role that increases in alcohol duty play as a public health measure to reduce alcohol-related harms.

Question reference: S6W-13666

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 17 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact on alcohol-related harms and other public health impacts in Scotland of alcohol duty freezes.

Question reference: S6W-13668

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 12 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact in Scotland of the UK Government’s decision to extend the freeze on alcohol duty rates until 1 August 2023.

Question reference: S6O-01756

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 December 2022
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

Question reference: S6F-01649

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 12 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2022

To ask the First Minister what impact the Self-Isolation Support Grant has had on low-income workers who have contracted COVID-19.

Question reference: S6W-12509

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 23 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the recruitment of a permanent chair of the board of Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow).

Question reference: S6O-01608

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 17 November 2022
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what guidance is available to MSPs regarding undertaking party political activity on the parliamentary estate.

Question reference: S6W-11860

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 01 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 15 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding providing Evusheld on the NHS.

Question reference: S6O-01549

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how it is tackling antisocial behaviour, including on the railway network.