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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 27 September 2023
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Question reference: S6W-11511

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 9 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government on what specific date it will announce the delivery timeline for the dualling of the A96 Inverness to Nairn (including Nairn Bypass) scheme.

Question reference: S6W-11510

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 9 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the total amount is that has been spent so far on the A96 Corridor Review, and what the project’s total budget is.

Question reference: S6W-11509

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 9 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government on what specific date it expects the A96 Corridor Review to publish its report.

Question reference: S6O-01515

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 02 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether its proposed new Agriculture Bill will be introduced before 2024.

Question reference: S6W-10644

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 29 August 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 26 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to S6W-07993 by Michael Matheson on 26 April 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: S6T-00844

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 September 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 6 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it can confirm whether Hull 801 will be delivered by May 2023 and Hull 802 by December 2023 and within the latest cost to complete budget of £123 million.

Question reference: S6O-01295

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what level of grant per property will be made available to assist homeowners to achieve an EPC rating of band C or better by 2025.

Question reference: S6W-07993

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 11 April 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 26 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government 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-00897

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 March 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of FOI requests made to it were answered in full within 20 working days, within the last 12 months.

Question reference: S6F-00908

  • Asked by: Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 14 March 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 17 March 2022

To ask the First Minister when construction of the National Treatment Centres, which are due to open this year, is completed, whether they will have sufficient staff to begin tackling the Scotland-wide patient backlog.