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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 19 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-26215

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 15 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Claire Baker (on behalf of the SPCB) on 15 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will provide an update on printer maintenance and any other maintenance issues within the MSP block.

Question reference: S6O-03282

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport's recommendations for the future delivery of the regional bus network.

Question reference: S6O-03185

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what cross-government action it is taking to improve island connectivity, in order to support measures to increase the population of Scotland's islands.

Question reference: S6O-03006

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether a greater increase in the Scottish Child Payment or a Council Tax freeze will do more to help families in poverty.

Question reference: S6O-02896

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 13 December 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 20 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the costs of the licensing schemes contained within the Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill will be covered by the licence fees.

Question reference: S6W-22756

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 07 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 21 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when it will publish its research, conducted by Rocket Science, into vigils and protests that take place outside of hospitals and clinics offering abortion services.

Question reference: S6O-02784

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will consider having a third exhibition area, in light of there being considerable demand for such spaces.

Question reference: S6O-02511

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 September 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 14 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide further information regarding the Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group.

Question reference: S6O-02483

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the potential introduction of strict liability in Scottish football.

Question reference: S6W-19897

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 11 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 7 August 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what the most recent known level of Income Tax paid at the UK median wage for all employees is in Scotland, and what information it has on how this compares with the level paid in the rest of the UK.