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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 22 May 2024
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Question reference: S5O-00401

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 November 2016
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it carries out to ascertain which groups are most vulnerable to seasonal health risks.

Question reference: S5O-00320

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 02 November 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 9 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the review of the exemption from the requirement for food waste collections in rural areas, as set out in its strategy, Making Things Last.

Question reference: S5F-00438

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 07 November 2016
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 10 November 2016

To ask the First Minister whether optional religious observance in schools for 16- to 18-year-olds will support the values of a diverse outward-looking Scotland.

Question reference: S5O-00292

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 October 2016
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 3 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of recent figures published by SEPA suggesting that ministers did not meet their 2013 target, what action it is taking to improve household recycling rates.

Question reference: S5O-00247

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 October 2016
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure that the implementation of the National Planning Framework protects biodiversity as well as greenspaces.

Question reference: S5O-00151

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 September 2016
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when the Cabinet Secretary for Justice last met Police Scotland.

Question reference: S5O-00035

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 June 2016
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to enhance education and skills for a circular economy.