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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 18 April 2024
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Question reference: S6O-03339

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support the mental health of frontline police officers, in light of reports that reductions in the number of police officers is putting increasing pressure on the service.

Question reference: S6W-26595

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-24764 by Paul McLennan on 2 February 2024, when it anticipates that the development of its end-to-end single building assessment will be complete.

Question reference: S6W-26593

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to its response to the Stage 1 Report on Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill, whether it will provide a list of developers that are engaging with homeowners on cladding assessment and remediation, and how many assessments those developers have begun.

Question reference: S6W-26597

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many of the 105 buildings in the cladding remediation programme pilot have had assessments commissioned; how many assessments have been (a) started and (b) completed, and on how many buildings cladding remediation or mitigation has (i) begun and (ii) been completed as a result of an assessment.

Question reference: S6W-26598

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many assessors have been engaged to carry out assessments as part of the cladding remediation pilot programme.

Question reference: S6W-26594

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) hospitals, (b) schools and (c) other public buildings have been assessed for external wall cladding containing aluminium composite material (ACM) since 2017; what assessment criteria were used, and how many buildings in each category were found to have cladding containing ACM.

Question reference: S6W-26599

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 28 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many suitably qualified people it estimates will be available to carry out single building assessments in Scotland once any Act resulting from the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill comes into force.

Question reference: S6W-26388

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making on any discussions that it is having with developers regarding their ability to pay for cladding remediation works.

Question reference: S6W-26383

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-20984 by Paul McLennan on 15 September 2023, whether it will provide details of the evidence that indicates that the Property Factors (Scotland) Act 2011 is working as intended.

Question reference: S6W-26381

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is considering the ability of developers to pay for cladding remediation works using profit-based thresholds, and, if so, at what level any such thresholds will be set.