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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 19 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-28239

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support consumers to purchase electric vehicles and reduce emissions on the roads.

Question reference: S6W-27568

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 9 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Regulation of Legal Services (Scotland) Bill will meet its reported obligations to comply with access to justice requirements under Article 9(4) of the Aarhus Convention before the deadline of 1 October 2024.

Question reference: S6W-28190

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 14 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 21 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to extending the cutting and filing of toenails through the NHS to those with (a) arthritis and (b) other conditions that make personal footcare difficult.

Question reference: S6W-27569

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 10 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 18 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to amending Regulation 15 of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2002 to (a) broaden the scope of legal aid to include community groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and (b) ensure that legal aid is available in public interest litigation on environmental matters, in order to comply with access to justice requirements under Article 9(4) of the Aarhus Convention, before the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee’s deadline of 1 October 2024.

Question reference: S6W-27621

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 3 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to reform legislation on adults with incapacity, as recommended by the Scottish mental health law review.

Question reference: S6W-27908

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 May 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Jenni Minto on 29 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has undertaken to identify any additional capacity requirements for the implementation of the new model of neonatal care.

Question reference: S6O-03511

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that local authorities are able to provide full-time schooling for children with complex additional support needs.

Question reference: S6O-03477

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking to reduce waiting times for children requiring neurodevelopmental assessment.

Question reference: S6O-03438

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to raising the school starting age and implementing a universal kindergarten stage.

Question reference: S6W-26937

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 19 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Fairlie on 29 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the outcome of the consultation on the licensing of activities involving animals, and what next steps it will take.