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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 2 June 2023
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Question reference: S6O-01800

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 11 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 19 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with North Lanarkshire Council regarding a new-build Gartcosh Primary School.

Question reference: S6O-01709

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its most recent assessment is of the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s food and drink sector.

Question reference: S6W-12340

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 18 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 5 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to reduce waiting times for cancer patients in Lanarkshire.

Question reference: S6W-12341

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 18 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 1 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans for Evusheld to be prescribed by the NHS for people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.

Question reference: S6W-12339

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 18 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what support it is giving to (a) local authorities and (b) third sector organisations in order to ensure that "The Promise" to care experienced children and young people is kept.

Question reference: S6W-11952

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 07 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 21 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to bring forward legislation to continue the Nursery Rates Relief Scheme beyond 30 June 2023.

Question reference: S6W-11797

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 28 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 7 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to ensure that optical coherence tomography machines are available in all medical practices.

Question reference: S6O-01518

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 02 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what support is in place for people with Long COVID.

Question reference: S6W-11421

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 06 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 2 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what support is available for children and young people who are adopted, and their families, in the years following adoption.

Question reference: S6W-11293

  • Asked by: Fulton MacGregor, MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 04 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 31 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support the private nursery sector to (a) deliver 1140 hours and (b) pay staff a rate comparable to those working in local authority early years settings.