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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 18 April 2024
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Question reference: S3W-00632

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 14 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the (a) UK Government and (b) European Commission on designating islands as particularly fragile under the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme.

Question reference: S3W-00630

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 14 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it supports the designation of islands as particularly fragile under the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme.

Question reference: S3W-00674

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 07 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Nicola Sturgeon on 13 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what impact the decision to retain full accident and emergency services at Monklands and Ayr hospitals will have on the (a) current and (b) future budget resources available to NHS Orkney.

Question reference: S3W-00209

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 May 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 8 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to raise awareness among oil industry brokers of the ship-to-ship oil transfer options available at Scapa Flow.

Question reference: S3O-00101

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 30 May 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 7 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will undertake a review of the system of penalties applied to mistakes in applications for agricultural grants and subsidies, and of the associated appeal system, with a view to finding ways of making the system fairer and quicker for farmers and crofters.

Question reference: S3W-00218

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 May 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Mather on 4 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what contact (a) Scottish Enterprise, (b) Highlands and Islands Enterprise, (c) Scottish Development International and (d) the Scottish Affairs Office in Washington DC have had with the North American Celtic Buyers Association in each of the last four years.

Question reference: S3W-00210

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 May 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Mather on 4 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consider supporting a trade delegation to Russia, with a specific focus on the oil industry.

Question reference: S3W-00215

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 May 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Mather on 4 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will support a programme of visits by North American buyers to Scottish craft businesses to take place between the major craft shows in Glasgow and Dublin in January 2008.

Question reference: S3W-00214

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 May 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Mather on 4 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what additional steps it considers might be taken to attract overseas buyers to Scottish craft trade shows.

Question reference: S3W-00211

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 May 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Mather on 4 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what support is being provided to Scottish companies doing business in Russia.