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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: S6O-03432

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that police officer numbers have fallen to their lowest level since the establishment of Police Scotland.

Question reference: S6T-01965

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 07 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that a large volume of data has been published onto the dark web, following the recent cyber attack on NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

Question reference: S6O-03385

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 2 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to prevent the closure of care homes in South Lanarkshire.

Question reference: S6W-26376

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 22 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 19 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with the UK Government regarding Port of Cairnryan Ltd’s submission of company accounts for the year to 31 December 2022.

Question reference: S6O-03327

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support festivals in Dumfries and Galloway.

Question reference: S6W-26606

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 02 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 11 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government in what month it will publish (a) its annual report in relation to the incentivisation of selective fishing gear and low impact techniques and (b) its response to the consultation on additional quota that closed on 11 January 2024.

Question reference: S6W-26374

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 11 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the South West Scotland Regional Transport Partnership regarding P&O Ferries’ (a) passenger and (b) freight operations from Cairnryan Port since March 2022.

Question reference: S6O-03314

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what work it is undertaking to give greater representation to older people.

Question reference: S6W-26375

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 9 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with (a) Port of Cairnryan, (b) P&O Ferries and (c) Clyde Marine Recruitment regarding the application of the Fair Work Convention to ferry services between Cairnryan and Larne.

Question reference: S6W-26378

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 9 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it can list the (a) full and (b) associate members of the Scottish Maritime Cluster Limited.