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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 4 December 2022
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Question reference: S5W-17246

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 18 June 2018
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 26 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a list of all NHS PFI/PPP facilities, broken down by the (a) total (i) unitary charge costs for each (A) in 2018-19 and (B) over their lifetime, (ii) capital value of each and (b) ratio of the overall unitary charges relative to the capital value.

Question reference: S5W-16510

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 08 May 2018
  • Current Status: Answered by Annabelle Ewing on 17 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many lapdancers have been (a) seriously harmed and (b) murdered in each year since 1999.

Question reference: S5W-16506

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 08 May 2018
  • Current Status: Answered by Annabelle Ewing on 17 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many prostitutes have been (a) seriously harmed and (b) murdered in each year since 1999.

 

 

Question reference: S5O-02103

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 May 2018
  • Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 16 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how it is working to improve the lives of disabled people.

Question reference: S5O-02040

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 April 2018
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 2 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what response it has had from universities regarding the announcement that every institution will be provided with a toolkit to challenge violence on campus.

Question reference: S5T-01059

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 30 April 2018
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what process it will use to monitor the effectiveness of the pricing per unit of alcohol.

Question reference: S5F-02282

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 23 April 2018
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 April 2018

To ask the First Minister whether the UK Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill has been adequately amended to meet the approval of the Scottish Government.

Question reference: S5W-16083

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 19 April 2018
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 20 April 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what information it can provide regarding the recent visit to the United States by the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work.

Question reference: S5W-14898

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 26 February 2018
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 7 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much money Scottish Enterprise has invested in video games companies since 2008.

Question reference: S5O-01822

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 February 2018
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 1 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Edinburgh part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.