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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 3 December 2023
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Question reference: S6W-23354

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 14 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of any meetings over the last 12 months during which the next Draft Climate Change Plan was discussed, including a list of the attendees at each meeting.

Question reference: S6W-23325

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 14 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of all active funding streams within the (a) Energy and Climate Change and (b) Environment and Forestry directorate, broken down by the (i) purpose of, (ii) launch and end dates of, (iii) total value of and (iv) total amount awarded to date through each funding stream.

Question reference: S6W-23288

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how much private investment it has secured for nature restoration efforts in each of the past five years, also broken down by restoration activity.

Question reference: S6W-23291

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what provision it is making for targeted multi-year funding for local authorities to introduce, upgrade and maintain flood resilience measures.

Question reference: S6W-23295

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when the decision that was taken for the Water Environment Fund not to support the eradication of non-native species will next be reviewed.

Question reference: S6W-23282

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government which NHS boards have published a climate change adaptation plan, as required by the NHS Scotland Climate Emergency and Sustainability Strategy 2022-2026.

Question reference: S6W-23292

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to conduct a time series analysis of temperature-related mortality in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-23293

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to establish monitoring of potential healthcare disruptions due to temperature and flood-related events.

Question reference: S6W-23283

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on setting quantifiable targets for establishing levels of resilience to climate change.

Question reference: S6W-23286

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether any barriers have been identified to unlocking private investment in climate change adaptation measures, and, if so, whether it will provide further details of these.