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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 12 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-25122

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 29 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it will provide to support Scotland’s major tech conferences to make them more international, as set out in its publication, Scotland's International Strategy: Delivering for Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-25194

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 28 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to the commitment set out in its Scottish Connections Framework, what work it is undertaking to "engage with key heritage events around the world such as New York Tartan Week to promote tourism", broken down by country.

Question reference: S6W-25257

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 28 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on how many leisure centres have closed over the last five years, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) year of closure.

Question reference: S6W-25127

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 28 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its "new evidence-led International Communications Framework", as set out in its publication, Scotland's International Strategy: Delivering for Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-25124

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Kaukab Stewart on 27 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides for Scottish cultural organisations seeking to tour across the UK.

Question reference: S6W-25195

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 02 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 27 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many of its international offices held Burns Night celebrations, and how many of those events were held in co-ordination with the respective UK Government offices and representatives.

Question reference: S6W-25254

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 26 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessments it has made of future prison constructions to ensure that they are built (a) on time and (b) within budget.

Question reference: S6W-25121

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 26 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-20115 by Jenni Minto on 15 August 2023, whether it will provide an update on what progress has since been made to ensure that residents in (a) Dunoon and (b) surrounding communities can access local NHS dental services.

Question reference: S6W-25128

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what new funding will be available to enable the "facilitation of partnerships between cultural organisations, institutions and museums", as set out in its publication, Scotland's International Strategy: Delivering for Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-25126

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it plans to take to support Scotland's "internationally recognised cultural and higher education sectors" to their full potential, as set out in its publication, Scotland's International Strategy: Delivering for Scotland.