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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

Urgent Questions aren't included in the Question and Answers search.  There is a SPICe fact sheet listing Urgent and emergency questions.

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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 22 July 2024
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Question reference: S6O-03568

  • Asked by: Clare Haughey, MSP for Rutherglen, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it works with local authorities to promote road safety.

Question reference: S6F-03174

  • Asked by: Clare Haughey, MSP for Rutherglen, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 May 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 May 2024

To ask the First Minister what assessment the Scottish Government has made of the potential impact on the health service in Scotland of Home Office data showing that health and care worker visa applications are 76% lower in January to April this year, compared with last year.

Question reference: S6O-03464

  • Asked by: Clare Haughey, MSP for Rutherglen, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact of the reduction in Scotland’s capital budget as a result of changes to Scotland’s block grant.

Question reference: S6O-03421

  • Asked by: Clare Haughey, MSP for Rutherglen, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it is taking forward work to engage with the Scottish diaspora.  

Question reference: S6W-26372

  • Asked by: Clare Haughey, MSP for Rutherglen, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 16 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to the second supplementary to question S6O-03226 by Siobhian Brown on 20 March 2024, what discussions it has had with South Lanarkshire Council regarding potential firework control zones in the local authority area.

Question reference: S6O-03272

  • Asked by: Clare Haughey, MSP for Rutherglen, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many premises in South Lanarkshire currently receive rates relief through the Small Business Bonus Scheme.

Question reference: S6W-25724

  • Asked by: Clare Haughey, MSP for Rutherglen, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 29 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jackson Carlaw (on behalf of the SPCB) on 20 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how it promotes the participation of credit unions with staff.

Question reference: S6W-25723

  • Asked by: Clare Haughey, MSP for Rutherglen, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 29 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jackson Carlaw (on behalf of the SPCB) on 20 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body when it entered into a contractual relationship with Capital Credit Union, and on what date this contract ends.

Question reference: S6W-25982

  • Asked by: Clare Haughey, MSP for Rutherglen, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 05 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding the impact in Scotland of the energy price cap.    

Question reference: S6W-25974

  • Asked by: Clare Haughey, MSP for Rutherglen, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 05 March 2024

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Maree Todd on 6 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the response to the recommendations of the Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation of Social Care in Scotland (IRISR).