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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 31 May 2023
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Question reference: S6W-18495

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 June 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) nursery sector regarding the current funding agreement.

Question reference: S6W-18496

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 June 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what support it makes available to care experienced young people when they become parents.

Question reference: S6W-17980

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 25 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its assessment is of the impact that higher and further education has on reducing poverty and inequality in communities, and what further action it is taking to support the sector through the cost of living crisis.

Question reference: S6O-02316

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 May 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 has assisted the police in responding to reports of coercive control and stalking behaviours from members of the public.

Question reference: S6O-02283

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how the Scottish Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund is supporting change in the bus sector, in light of Scotland's net zero ambitions.  

Question reference: S6W-17643

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 15 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the campaign lunched by One Parent Families Scotland, #EndYoungParentPoverty, and its call for a top-up to the Scottish Child Payment for parents who are under 25 and in receipt of Universal Credit.

Question reference: S6W-17648

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 15 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the recently-introduced Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land) Regulations 2021, what mitigations it can offer to the Church of Scotland, given that the church's over 6,000 congregations are all registered as separate charities and have reportedly described attempting to comply with the new regulations as extremely logistically difficult, expensive, and complicated to roll out.

Question reference: S6W-17480

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 April 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 4 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action NHS Scotland can take to ensure that any one-off payments made to its staff, in recognition of their work, do not have a negative impact on any housing benefit entitlement that results in them receiving no net increase in their income.

Question reference: S6W-17498

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 April 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 2 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the appointment of a new national planning improvement coordinator.

Question reference: S6W-16360

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 20 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what support is in place for people diagnosed with postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS).