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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-16244

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 24 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 21 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to undertake a public consultation on extending the animal licensing framework introduced in 2021, including for commercial dog walking.

Question reference: S6W-15793

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 23 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the national service specification for secure transport, jointly developed with COSLA, whether the relevant minister will meet with representatives of the Hope Instead of Handcuffs campaign to discuss long-term solutions for regulating secure transport, including to prevent transport providers restraining children in care.

Question reference: S6W-15792

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 23 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the confirmation of both the scope of the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill and of the national service specification for secure transport, jointly developed with COSLA, what plans it has to (a) regulate and (b) improve monitoring of the use of restraint in children, including those in care, by secure transportation providers.

Question reference: S6O-02012

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it is promoting the current consultation on the mobility component of the Adult Disability Payment, in light of reported concerns of campaigners that the eligibility criteria unfairly downgrade benefits for those with conditions such as MS.

Question reference: S6O-01948

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 2 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to encourage local authorities to provide all primary school children with the opportunity to access swimming lessons.

Question reference: S6O-01845

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to promote safety around iced-over bodies of water during the winter period.

Question reference: S6W-13413

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 December 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 23 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what work it is doing to support research into the discovery of new antibiotics, non-antibiotic solutions and new combinations of medicines.

Question reference: S6O-01825

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many children are estimated to be eligible for the Scottish Child Payment in the Coatbridge and Chryston constituency.

Question reference: S6W-13412

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 December 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 16 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to increase vitamin D levels among people in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-13414

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 December 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 16 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure the wellbeing of patients with chronic urinary tract infections.