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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: S6W-28043

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 19 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the latest round of negotiations between the college sector and trade unions.

Question reference: S6W-28073

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 06 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 18 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government which emerging medical technologies it considers to have the most potential to improve the treatment of glaucoma over the next five years.

Question reference: S6W-28074

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 06 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 18 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the current deployment of combined cataract and glaucoma procedures.

Question reference: S6W-28075

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 06 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 18 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any benefits to (a) public expenditure and (b) patients’ wellbeing of an increase in the deployment of combined cataract and glaucoma procedures.

Question reference: S6T-02048

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 17 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde regarding dental provision in the Greenock and Inverclyde constituency.

Question reference: S6W-28089

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 07 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 14 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to replace the fishery protection vessel, MPV Minna, which came into service in 2003.

Question reference: S6O-03576

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Communication Workers Union's call for housing standards to be updated to ensure that letterboxes are positioned at a suitably accessible height.

Question reference: S6W-27961

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 May 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 30 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans for the award of the next Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services contract.

Question reference: S6O-03532

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 6 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with senior management of West College Scotland to discuss the college's Greenock campus.

Question reference: S6W-27909

  • Asked by: Stuart McMillan, MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 May 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 28 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received the pre-election propriety advice from the permanent secretary, which was referred to during First Minister’s Questions on 23 May 2024.