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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 9 December 2023
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Question reference: S6W-23290

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 7 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what guidance it provides to local authorities to support climate change risk assessments and adaptation plans for local roads.

Question reference: S6W-23192

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 24 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 7 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what data improvements are planned for Scotland's Material Flow Accounts.

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: Answered by Michael Matheson on 7 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-23293

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 7 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-23189

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 24 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 7 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what data it collects on national reuse rates in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-23190

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 24 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 7 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on which (a) sectors and (b) materials should be prioritised to reduce Scotland's material footprint based on Scotland’s Material Flow Accounts.

Question reference: S6W-23191

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 24 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 7 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when Zero Waste Scotland will publish the 2019 Material Flow Accounts update.

Question reference: S6W-23561

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 20 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what public finances have been committed, in each of the last five years, to using green hydrogen in industrial decarbonisation.

Question reference: S6W-23563

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 05 December 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has undertaken on the potential to reduce any upfront planning costs for district heating, and what effect this could have on project margins.

Question reference: S6W-23560

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 05 December 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of investments made by the Scottish National Investment Bank in ScotWind supply chain partners in each year since it was established.