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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 14 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-25857

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 11 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23132 by Jenni Minto on 4 December 2023, when it will provide an update on any action taken or proposed by the Scottish Executive Nurse Directors (SEND) to address any shortfalls and inconsistencies in stoma care and stoma specialist nurse coverage across Scotland as a result of the exercise.

Question reference: S6O-03032

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 31 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it anticipates that the total cost of HMP Highland will remain within the £139.5 million budget by its planned completion in June 2025.

Question reference: S6O-03003

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to take any action on any concerns that it may have regarding the 2018 GP contract in relation to rural practices.

Question reference: S6O-02870

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to propose the scheduling of time for a ministerial statement on the dualling of the A9.

Question reference: S6T-01673

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 04 December 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 5 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the declaration by more than 20 countries from four continents at COP28 to triple nuclear energy capacity by 2050, recognising the key role of nuclear energy in reaching net zero, for what reason it is reportedly discounting nuclear power.

Question reference: S6O-02858

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on enabling patients to access all of their primary and secondary care medical records, from one source.

Question reference: S6O-02816

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what single-use items will be removed from the Baby Box, in light of the Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill.

Question reference: S6F-02557

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 20 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2023

To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government policy to require households to replace their fossil fuel boilers with heat pumps or other green energy systems in off gas properties from 2025 and in on gas areas from 2030 is still going ahead.

Question reference: S6O-02796

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body when SPCB staff were notified by Michael Matheson of his holiday to Morocco and intention to take a parliamentary device abroad.

Question reference: S6O-02757

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to propose a parliamentary debate on waiting times for elective care for both outpatient and inpatient appointments.