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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: S5O-05128

  • Asked by: Gail Ross, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 March 2021
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to raise awareness ahead of the June 2021 deadline of the EU settled status scheme.

Question reference: S5W-35587

  • Asked by: Gail Ross, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 26 February 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 8 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the analysis of the responses to the consultation on the draft Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill.

Question reference: S5O-05109

  • Asked by: Gail Ross, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 March 2021
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what funding is being provided to local authorities for improvements to the road network.

Question reference: S5O-05052

  • Asked by: Gail Ross, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 February 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 24 February 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the Developing the Young Workforce programme.

Question reference: S5O-05033

  • Asked by: Gail Ross, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 February 2021
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what impact Brexit has had on workers coming to Scotland from the EU.

Question reference: S5O-04976

  • Asked by: Gail Ross, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what mental health and wellbeing support is available to expectant women and new mothers.

 

Question reference: S5W-33971

  • Asked by: Gail Ross, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 10 December 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the proposal for a public service obligation for Wick John o' Groats Airport.

Question reference: S5W-32971

  • Asked by: Gail Ross, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 02 November 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 16 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government when COVID-19 home testing kits will be available in the Caithness, Sutherland and Ross constituency.

Question reference: S5W-32930

  • Asked by: Gail Ross, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 30 October 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 10 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government when large local authorities such as The Highland Council will be broken up into smaller county-size areas under the COVID-19 Strategic Framework to determine their tier level.

Question reference: S5W-32972

  • Asked by: Gail Ross, MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 02 November 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 6 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what awareness raising has been undertaken in advance of the Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Act 2019 coming into force.