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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 30 September 2023
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Question reference: S6O-02512

  • Asked by: Neil Bibby, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 14 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what funding it will provide to support the work of the Inverclyde Task Force, including in relation to investment in facilities at Ferguson Marine.

Question reference: S6W-19484

  • Asked by: Neil Bibby, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 27 June 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 18 July 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to deliver a fair pay offer to local government workers and to prevent trade union strike action in Glasgow's parking services and velodrome impacting on the Cycling World Championships.

Question reference: S6W-18880

  • Asked by: Neil Bibby, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 June 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 29 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its commitment to align with EU law, what assessment it has made of how many (a) directives, (b) regulations and (c) pieces of tertiary legislation, that it considers relate to areas of devolved competence, have been passed by the EU since 1 January 2021, and how many of each it looked at, in total, in reaching any such assessment.

Question reference: S6W-18878

  • Asked by: Neil Bibby, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 12 June 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 27 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government on how many occasions it has aligned with EU legislation, since 1 January 2021, by means other than the Scottish Ministers’ "keeping pace" power under the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021.

Question reference: S6W-18877

  • Asked by: Neil Bibby, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 12 June 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 22 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government on how many occasions the Scottish Ministers have used their "keeping pace" power, under the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021, to align with EU (a) directives, (b) regulations and (c) tertiary legislation, since 1 January 2021.

Question reference: S6W-18727

  • Asked by: Neil Bibby, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 June 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Christina McKelvie on 13 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-14445 by Neil Gray on 7 February 2023, whether it will provide an updated table, including data for (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2022-23.

Question reference: S6O-02351

  • Asked by: Neil Bibby, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 May 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to prevent recent cuts to bus services in Renfrewshire.

Question reference: S6W-17962

  • Asked by: Neil Bibby, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 12 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Christina McKelvie on 25 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what recent steps it has taken to support public libraries.

Question reference: S6W-16022

  • Asked by: Neil Bibby, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 21 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 24 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to address the reported crisis of staff recruitment and retention in the social care sector.

Question reference: S6W-16763

  • Asked by: Neil Bibby, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 April 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 21 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, following the announcement in August 2022 that the next ScotRail fares increase would be postponed by two months to March 2023, when it expects to announce the new fare prices.