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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 25 June 2024
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Question reference: S6W-22736

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 07 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 15 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what the results were of its summer investigation into Highly Protected Marine Areas, and when it will publish its findings in full.

Question reference: S6T-01569

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 02 October 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 3 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether CMAL should still accept into service the Glen Sannox and 802 ferries, in light of reports that they no longer meet the original basic design criteria.

Question reference: S6O-02595

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 4 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether there are enough stoma care nurses to care for the around 20,000 stoma patients in Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-02487

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what additional resources will be made available to NHS Highland, in light of reports of an estimated annual overspend of over £55 million.

Question reference: S6W-19659

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 03 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 25 July 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its plans are for the HMP Inverness site once HMP Highland is constructed and operational.

Question reference: S6W-18947

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 09 June 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 26 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-12736 by Michael Matheson on 16 December 2022, whether it will provide an update on whether Crown Estate Scotland will be permitted to keep and use for the Crown Estate 9% of the gross revenue from the option fees raised via the ScotWind leasing process.

Question reference: S6O-02431

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 June 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the total cost of its Building a New Scotland papers, including civil servants' time and printing costs.

Question reference: S6W-18231

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 23 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 6 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the priority set out in the 2020 document, Recovery and Redesign: An Action Plan for Cancer Services, to "work with the Scottish Hepatobiliary Network and support clinical consensus on redesign of pancreatic...cancer pathways", whether it has completed this work, and, if so, what actions resulted from this.

Question reference: S6F-02211

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 June 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 June 2023

To ask the First Minister whether extra resources will be made available to local authorities for additional rangers to help with the reported upcoming tourist influx in rural Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-02329

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 May 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of Creative Scotland’s total awards funding was allocated to the Highlands and Islands in the last financial year.