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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 2 April 2023
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Question reference: S6O-01458

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it anticipates that the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022 will make this year's bonfire night safer for communities.

Question reference: S6F-01384

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 26 September 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 September 2022

To ask the First Minister how the recent fall in the value of sterling will affect the finances of the Scottish Government.

Question reference: S6O-01323

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it is assisting GP practices in Aberdeenshire to fill vacant GP and health practitioner posts.

Question reference: S6W-09686

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 July 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Humza Yousaf on 6 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address long waits for planned care.

Question reference: S6O-01218

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 June 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the cervical screening programme.

Question reference: S6O-01167

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it is monitoring and tracking the outcomes of the roll-out of school counsellors.

Question reference: S6O-01047

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 27 April 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 4 May 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the report, A Just Transition? The Voices of Oil and Gas Workers.

Question reference: S6W-08009

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 07 April 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Maree Todd on 8 April 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its consultation on proposals for mandatory calorie labelling in out-of-home settings, as set out in its Out of Home Action Plan published in September 2021.

Question reference: S6O-00924

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 March 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it is making the streets safer for women and girls.

Question reference: S6W-07357

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 10 March 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Humza Yousaf on 11 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what progress it has made towards publishing a National Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care.