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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 26 March 2023
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Question reference: S6W-15801

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 March 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Holding Answer by Jenny Gilruth on 23 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its current position is on HGV speed limits.

Question reference: S6W-15800

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 March 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Holding Answer by Jenny Gilruth on 23 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the (a) conclusions and (b) findings from all stages of the National Speed Management Review.

Question reference: S6O-02083

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 March 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what measures it has put in place to support island communities in advance of Hulls 801 and 802, and other ferries, coming into service.

Question reference: S6W-15771

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Dorothy Bain on 22 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether any (a) ministers, (b) officials and (c) special advisers were consulted before the offer of immunity from prosecution was made to prison officers charged with the care of Allan Marshall.

Question reference: S6W-15770

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 20 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the decision of the Lord Advocate to instruct the police to investigate the Scottish Prison Service for corporate homicide, whether it will hand over to Police Scotland all correspondence, transcripts, notes of meetings and all other communications with ministers, their officials and the Scottish Prison Service to assist with this investigation.

Question reference: S6W-15034

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 14 February 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 17 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what the full-time equivalent staffing levels were in Transport Scotland’s Ferries Unit in each year from 2012 to date.

Question reference: S6W-15992

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 March 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answer expected on 30 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in the event that operations are to be contracted out on the Caledonian Sleeper when it is brought back into public ownership, what parts of the service or operations will be contracted out; which companies will be contracted for which part of the service or operations; for how long each contractor will be contracted for, and how much each contractor will be paid for the services that they provide over the course of their contract.

Question reference: S6W-15993

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 March 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answer expected on 30 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether all elements of the Caledonian Sleeper operations will be brought in-house when it is taken back into public ownership in June 2023, or whether some will be contracted out.

Question reference: S6W-15032

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 23 February 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 16 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the Minister for Transport’s reported commitment on this issue, what steps it has taken to ensure that its private sector consultant, Ernst and Young, meets with trade unions organising Scotland’s ferry workers to discuss Project Neptune.

Question reference: S6W-15033

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 14 February 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 16 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the recommendations in Project Neptune that it is taking forward for public consultation.