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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 19 June 2024
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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.

Question reference: S3W-00635

  • 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 plans it has with regard to the transportation of livestock to and from the North Isles and the mainland.

Question reference: S3W-00633

  • 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 when the new cassette system for transporting livestock to and from the North Isles will be introduced.

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-00631

  • 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 discussions it has had with the (a) UK Government and (b) European Commission about the future of the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme.

Question reference: S3W-00629

  • 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 consideration has been given to 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.