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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 13 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-28281

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 20 June 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it will consult with employers to assess any impact of the ScotRail peak fares removal trial on businesses, including on business costs associated with any employee travel in the course of their work.

Question reference: S6W-28246

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) total and (b) annual cost is of its contract with Trainline to run the ScotRail ticketing app and website.

Question reference: S6W-28247

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when its contract with Trainline to run the ScotRail ticketing app and website will expire.

Question reference: S6W-28245

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 June 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of ScotRail tickets were sold through the Trainline app or website in each of the last 24 months, also broken down by (a) percentage and (b) total revenue.

Question reference: S6W-28501

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 08 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 5 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many contracts it has awarded to supported businesses in Scotland in each of the last five calendar years.

Question reference: S6W-28500

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 08 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 5 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many contracts have been awarded to supported businesses by public bodies in each of the last five calendar years.

Question reference: S6W-28278

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 20 June 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 2 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what recommendation has been made regarding the peak fares removal trial, following the ScotRail board meeting on 18 April 2024.

Question reference: S6W-28280

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 20 June 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 2 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how the ScotRail peak fares removal trial contributes to supporting its commitment to (a) flexible working and (b) supporting family-friendly policies with a range of employers.

Question reference: S6W-28279

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 20 June 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 2 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it has consulted trade unions representing the workers in the rail industry during the ScotRail peak fares removal trial.

Question reference: S6W-28388

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 June 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answer expected on 25 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will list the (a) recipient, (b) value and (c) project status of each of the Piers and Harbours Grants that it has issued from the Infrastructure Investment Plan to date.