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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 30 January 2023
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Question reference: S6W-14445

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 27 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many libraries have closed in each year since 2009.

Question reference: S6W-14348

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 26 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 9 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many homes have been built through the Islands Housing Fund in each year since 2016-17.

Question reference: S6W-14349

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 26 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 9 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many homes have been built through the Rural Housing Fund in each year since 2016-17.

Question reference: S6W-13924

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 13 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 26 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-13133 by Tom Arthur on 22 December 2022, whether it will provide an update on how much unspent COVID-19 funding has been recovered from each local authority.

Question reference: S6W-13801

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 12 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 26 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many families, in the period since 2012, have lived in temporary accommodation for at least three years.

Question reference: S6W-13804

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 12 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 26 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many people with “no fixed adobe” have died while receiving treatment in NHS Scotland since 2012.

Question reference: S6W-13803

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 12 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 25 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how much of the COVID-19 funding that it allocated to local authorities it has reclaimed, broken down by local authority area.

Question reference: S6W-13917

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 13 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 24 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what policy review it has undertaken in relation to children with autism and their assessment for other conditions and co-morbidities, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Question reference: S6W-13918

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 13 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Elena Whitham on 24 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to provide access to cancer screening for firefighters and other public sector workers with higher cancer risks.

Question reference: S6W-13923

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 13 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 24 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many waste land notices have been issued in each year for which records exist, broken down by local authority area.