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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 29 February 2024
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Question reference: S6W-25286

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work that has been carried out to develop circular economy roadmaps for the sectors that are listed in its updated Climate Change Plan, alongside the development of a waste route map.

Question reference: S6W-24996

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 02 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Review of the 2019 Food Waste Reduction Action Plan, whether it will provide an update on what its position is regarding the feasibility of its target of reducing food waste by 33% by 2025.

Question reference: S6W-25341

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the contribution of the nuclear industry to Scotland's economy.

Question reference: S6W-24988

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 02 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much food waste has been produced by its operations in Scotland in each year since 2016.

Question reference: S6W-24997

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government which plastic waste initiatives it has funded since 2013; how much each initiative cost, and what (a) plastic waste and (b) carbon impact reduction each initiative achieved.

Question reference: S6W-25241

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 02 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much food waste has been produced in Scotland in each year since 2016.

Question reference: S6W-24984

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, at the time of it announcing its food waste reduction target in 2016, what estimate it had made of what the level of food waste would need to be in 2021 for it to be on track to meet its 2025 target.

Question reference: S6W-24998

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government which food waste initiatives it has funded since 2013; how much each initiative cost, and what (a) food waste and (b) carbon impact reduction each initiative achieved.

Question reference: S6W-24991

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 21 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much food has been redistributed through the Food Redistribution Matchmaking Service since 2020.

Question reference: S6W-24990

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 21 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the status is of the schools food waste pilot that began in autumn 2021, and what progress has been made on establishing a baseline for school food waste.