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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 3 March 2024
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Question reference: S6W-25528

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 13 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 28 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides to local authorities in implementing and enforcing the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, and whether it has implemented any feedback mechanism that enables it to understand whether any such support is sufficient for each individual local authority.

Question reference: S6W-25529

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 28 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many Dog Control Notices have been issued in each of the last five years.

Question reference: S6W-25526

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 13 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 28 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what analysis it has undertaken of the effectiveness of the (a) Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and (b) Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010, and what conclusions it has arrived at as a result of any such analysis.

Question reference: S6W-25527

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 13 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 28 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether the (a) Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and (b) Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 contains any mechanism that prevents owners from relinquishing ownership and/or responsibility for a dog that is subject to complaint, and, if this is not the case, what its position is on whether such a mechanism would be desirable.

Question reference: S6W-25755

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what support it has provided to Aberdeen City Council to assist the local authority's investigatory works in relation to reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

Question reference: S6W-25754

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what funding it (a) has allocated and (b) plans to allocate to Aberdeen City Council to assist with the local authority's investigatory works in relation to reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

Question reference: S6W-25753

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with Aberdeen City Council to discuss reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

Question reference: S6W-25756

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what support it is providing to (a) private homeowners and (b) local authorities in dealing with the presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) in properties.

Question reference: S6W-25603

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the results from the Police Scotland pilot, Proportionate Response to Crime, in north east Scotland.

Question reference: S6T-01797

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 20 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on whether the A96 will be dualled from Inverness to Aberdeen.