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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 6 June 2023
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Question reference: S6W-18293

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 June 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether prescriptions for testosterone for women going through menopause should be made available for all women in every NHS board in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-18294

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 June 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the medication, Androfeme, should be made available for treatment of menopause for women in Scotland, and what discussions it has had with the UK Government in relation to this matter.

Question reference: S6W-18062

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 18 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 31 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding will be provided to the public audit of fracture liaison services in Scotland, and when it will be reported on.

Question reference: S6W-17975

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 May 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 31 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will ensure that its statutory environmental and forestry agencies are sufficiently resourced to deliver and support effective invasive species control programs to help protect Scotland's native biodiversity and commercial forestry sector.

Question reference: S6W-18028

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 30 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-17402 by Kevin Stewart on 9 May 2023, how much support has been given to bus operators for the purchase of new buses in the last three years; how many of any such new buses have had sufficient space for bike transport, and what conditionality for bike storage is applied to the purchase of new buses.

Question reference: S6W-17974

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 May 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 25 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will help to ensure a future for the red squirrel by resourcing the continued delivery of landscape-wide invasive grey squirrel control following the end of the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels Transition Project in March 2024.

Question reference: S6W-17899

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 11 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 25 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government which ministers granted approval for the four settlement agreement cases that exceeded the £95,000 cap, as referenced in its annual report on the use of settlement agreements, April 2021 to March 2022.

Question reference: S6W-18290

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged:
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what remit the Women's Health Champion has, and how the public can engage with her.

Question reference: S6W-18291

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 23 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what reviews have been undertaken of its menopause policy.

Question reference: S6W-18292

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 23 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what the current waiting time is for routine assessments for menopause in each NHS board.