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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 14 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-28185

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 14 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 25 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the investment and support landscape for Web 3.0 development in Scotland, and what gaps it has identified that need addressing through either private or public sector action.

Question reference: S6W-28276

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 20 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 18 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for funding of (a) under £5 million, (b) £5-25 million, (c) £25-50 million and (d) more than £50 million have been (i) received, (ii) declined and (iii) approved by the Scottish National Investment Bank in each year of its operation.

Question reference: S6W-28275

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 20 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 18 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what funding the Scottish National Investment Bank has (a) received and (b) issued to applicants in each year of its operation.

Question reference: S6W-28274

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 20 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 18 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what unspent funding the Scottish National Investment Bank currently has available to issue to applicants.

Question reference: S6W-28091

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 07 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 20 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6T-02027 by Màiri McAllan on 4 June 2024 and her statement that “we are not dropping targets”, whether it will clarify whether this means that it is still committed to meeting both its outstanding 2013 and 2020 household recycling targets as currently set.

Question reference: S6W-28039

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 18 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the publication of a "progress report on delivery" of the recommendations that are set out in the paper, Investor Panel: Scottish Government Response to Investor Panel Recommendations.

Question reference: S6W-28038

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 14 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23922 by Mairi McAllan on 11 January 2024, whether it will provide an update on the work being undertaken to assess options and costings for resolving water deficits in each water zone.

Question reference: S6O-03605

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 20 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the housing minister has had with ministerial colleagues regarding support available for veterans at risk of homelessness.

Question reference: S6O-03564

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 12 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to maximise value obtained from public sector procurement.

Question reference: S6W-27870

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 10 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what opportunities it has identified to exceed current EU standards in encouraging sustainable energy production from commercial, industrial and waste management sources.