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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 18 April 2024
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Question reference: S5W-05943

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 05 January 2017
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 26 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much carpet material has been sent to landfill in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority.

Question reference: S5W-06115

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 12 January 2017
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 26 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has provided to each local authority in each year since 2011 to support (a) kerbside recycling systems, excluding food waste collections and (b) the Recycle for Scotland campaign.

Question reference: S5W-05939

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 05 January 2017
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 26 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what benefit has been derived from lowering the rate of non-hazardous soil treatment of recyclable soils.

Question reference: S5W-05942

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 05 January 2017
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 26 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to reduce the amount of carpet material being sent to landfill.

Question reference: S5W-05940

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 05 January 2017
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 26 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether its circular economy strategy is on course to deliver 5,700 remanufacturing jobs by 2020, as outlined in its Making Things Last report.

Question reference: S5O-00610

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 January 2017
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what assurance it can give communities that objections to proposed developments will be fully considered in the appeals process, given the reported 25% increase in the last year in the number of local authority planning rejections overruled by ministers.

Question reference: S5W-05941

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 05 January 2017
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 19 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government which stakeholders it has held discussions with regarding a review of animal welfare legislation, and whether it will provide details of discussions it has had involving the possibility of licensing animal rehoming agencies.

Question reference: S5W-05896

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 December 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 10 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the timescale is for a consultation on the review of the exemption for a food waste collection service for rural households.

Question reference: S5W-05894

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 December 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 10 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of non-exempted households it anticipates will have access to a separate food waste collection service by 2021.

Question reference: S5W-05475

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 12 December 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 9 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it had with countries that have successfully reintroduced species when considering whether to allow the reintroduction of beavers to Scotland.