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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 22 May 2024
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Question reference: S3W-01177

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Monday, 18 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Mather on 28 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it will take to ensure that the tourism sector develops in a sustainable way.

Question reference: S3W-01182

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Monday, 18 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 28 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to ensure that an enhanced demand responsive transport grant scheme receives as much funding as was previously available under the Rural Community Transport Initiative and the Demand Responsive Transport and Rural Public Passenger Transport grant schemes.

Question reference: S3W-01173

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Monday, 18 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Maxwell on 28 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what specific measures it is taking to support the development of more affordable housing in (a) rural areas and (b) Orkney.

Question reference: S3W-01178

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Monday, 18 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Mather on 28 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the potential for spreading the benefits of tourism more widely within Scotland.

Question reference: S3W-01179

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Monday, 18 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Mather on 28 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to reform the structure of the tourism network.

Question reference: S3W-01181

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Monday, 18 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 28 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it intends to take forward the previous administration’s plans for an enhanced demand responsive transport grant scheme.

Question reference: S3W-01009

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 14 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Maureen Watt on 26 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been allocated to local authorities for the promotion and advancement of modern language teaching in secondary schools since the publication of Citizens of a Multilingual World – A Guide for Secondary School Pupils in March 2002.

Question reference: S3W-01010

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 14 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Maureen Watt on 26 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive how much has been allocated to local authorities for the (a) training of primary school teachers to teach modern languages and (b) teaching of modern languages in primary schools in each year since 1990.

Question reference: S3W-00628

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 19 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it remains committed to the arrangements in relation to freight and livestock transport to and from the North Isles and the mainland.

Question reference: S3W-00634

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 June 2007
  • Current Status: Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 19 June 2007

To ask the Scottish Executive what the impact of the introduction of the new cassette system for transporting livestock to and from the North Isles will be on the cost of such transport.