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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 21 May 2024
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Question reference: S6W-27672

  • Asked by: Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 May 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Shona Robison on 17 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any implications of the UK Spring Budget for the 2024-25 Scottish Budget, and what its current position is on the 2023-24 Scottish Budget.

Question reference: S6O-03406

  • Asked by: Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding any potential impact on devolved benefits in Scotland, what representation it plans to make to the UK Government regarding its proposed changes to welfare benefits for people with mental health issues.

Question reference: S6W-26394

  • Asked by: Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Natalie Don on 22 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its response to the scoping study on historic forced adoption.

Question reference: S6O-03229

  • Asked by: Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 20 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what representations it can make to the UK Government regarding the potential amendment of its Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill to cover Scotland, to ensure that there is parity and equality for all sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses who have been affected.

Question reference: S6O-03191

  • Asked by: Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the availability of ADHD medication supplies in Scotland.

Question reference: S6F-02905

  • Asked by: Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 04 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 March 2024

To ask the First Minister, in light of International Women's Day on 8 March, what steps the Scottish Government is taking to tackle gender-based violence.

Question reference: S6W-25729

  • Asked by: Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 February 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Siobhian Brown on 23 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Act 2022.

Question reference: S6O-03140

  • Asked by: Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it will encourage the uptake of foreign languages at primary and secondary schools.

Question reference: S6O-03099

  • Asked by: Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the Pain Management Task Force.

Question reference: S6O-03085

  • Asked by: Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 8 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when the project board that is being formed to oversee the consideration of future funding for violence against women services will next meet.