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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 16 June 2024
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Question reference: S6O-03596

  • Asked by: Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 19 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to deliver on its commitment to produce a National Register of Ancient Woodland.

Question reference: S6O-03513

  • Asked by: Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to take forward the recommendations in the Transport Scotland report, "There’s an app for that!" - Women’s Safety on Public Transport in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-27335

  • Asked by: Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 07 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 13 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when the National Smart Ticketing Advisory Board will submit its operational plan for delivery.

Question reference: S6W-27046

  • Asked by: Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on the delivery of recommendation 11 of the second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2).

Question reference: S6W-27047

  • Asked by: Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent on the delivery of recommendation 11 of the second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) to date, and what any funding has been used for.

Question reference: S6O-03437

  • Asked by: Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when a decision will be made regarding the Scottish Funding Council’s recommendation to end the regional colleges arrangement in Lanarkshire and Glasgow.

Question reference: S6W-27042

  • Asked by: Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what evidence was used to support the statement in the appraisal summary for recommendation 6 of the second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) that there has been “effective delivery of behavioural change initiatives in Scotland”, in light of the 2022 Active Travel National Indicator showing that journeys by active travel under two miles have fallen since 2012.

Question reference: S6W-27051

  • Asked by: Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Fairlie on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) kilometres of bus priority lanes and (b) other strategic bus priority measures have been put in place since the adoption of recommendation 14 of the second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2).

Question reference: S6W-27041

  • Asked by: Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding recommendation 6 of the second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2), how much has been spent on (a) active travel infrastructure and (b) behaviour change initiatives since 2012.

Question reference: S6W-27043

  • Asked by: Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding recommendation 8 of the second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2), what proportion of children currently travel actively to get to school, and how this has changed since STPR2 was adopted.