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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: S5W-27245

  • Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 04 February 2020
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Maree Todd on 5 February 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what progress the Independent Care Review is making.

Question reference: S5O-04093

  • Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 January 2020
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 5 February 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how it supports inclusive growth in the Mid Fife and Glenrothes constituency.

Question reference: S5W-27120

  • Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 23 January 2020
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 January 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress to establish the public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Sheku Bayoh.

Question reference: S5W-26767

  • Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 December 2019
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 19 December 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in reducing youth unemployment through the Developing the Young Workforce Programme.

Question reference: S5O-03952

  • Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 December 2019
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 January 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the WASPI campaign.

Question reference: S5O-03827

  • Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27 November 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to recent figures from The Trussell Trust showing that thousands of three-day emergency food parcels have been handed out in Fife this year.

Question reference: S5O-03768

  • Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 November 2019
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 14 November 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling poverty and inequality.

Question reference: S5W-26064

  • Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by John Swinney on 31 October 2019

To ask the Scottish Government when figures showing local authority and school level spend of Pupil Equity Funding in 2018-19 will be published.

Question reference: S5W-25714

  • Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 08 October 2019
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 October 2019

To ask the Scottish Government when the findings of the independent jury research that it commissioned will be published.

Question reference: S5O-03638

  • Asked by: Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 October 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is providing to EU citizens to stay in Scotland ahead of 31 October.