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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 29 February 2024
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Question reference: S6W-25396

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Friday, 09 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 27 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much has been allocated to tackling fuel poverty in the (a) Scottish Budget for (i) 2020-21, (ii) 2021-22, (iii) 2022-23 and (iv) 2023-24 and (b) draft Budget for 2024-25.

Question reference: S6W-25014

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 27 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what support it currently provides for people who are reliant on cars for personal transport to help them reduce their transport emissions.

Question reference: S6W-25016

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 27 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a projected timeframe for the return of any money issued through its (a) Electric Vehicle Loan scheme and (b) Used Electric Vehicle Loan scheme.

Question reference: S6W-25290

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 26 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many drugs deaths there have been in custody (a) in total and (b) as a proportion of total deaths in custody in each of the last five years, also broken down by drug category or categories implicated, including cases involving (i) synthetic opioids (ii) synthetic benzodiazepines and (iii) other synthetic drugs.

Question reference: S6W-25323

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 26 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the average length of time that prison inmates were confined to their cells per day was for each of the last 12 months, broken down by prison institution.

Question reference: S6W-25324

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 26 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of its revised prison suicide prevention strategy.

Question reference: S6W-25613

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its commitment in the Islands Connectivity Plan to "provide free foot passenger travel on inter-island ferries for under 22-year-old island residents within the Outer Hebrides, Orkney, and Shetland Island groups", whether it will provide a more detailed timeline for the introduction of this policy.

Question reference: S6W-25379

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 08 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) area and (b) proportion of publicly owned land is currently allocated for rewilding.

Question reference: S6W-25595

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 20 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 5 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the publication of Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES) and delivery plans by local authorities, whether it will provide an update on which local authorities' (a) LHEES and (b) delivery plans (i) were published by and (ii) have been published since 31 December 2023.

Question reference: S6W-25596

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 20 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 5 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether any local authorities that are yet to publish their Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES) and delivery plan have indicated by what date these will be completed, and, if so, (a) which ones and (b) what timeframes have been offered.