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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 18 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-26828

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 11 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many out-of-hours doctors have been on call in NHS Dumfries and Galloway on each of the last 30 days, also broken down by the location at which they have been based.

Question reference: S6O-03309

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment the Ministerial Taskforce on Population has made of the potential impact of the centralisation of services on the sustainability of rural communities.

Question reference: S6W-26109

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 12 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 26 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of police officers in rural and remote communities such as Dumfries and Galloway.

Question reference: S6W-26110

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 12 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 21 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered the appropriateness of local authorities as statutory consultees accepting any financial incentives from windfarm developers prior to submitting their statutory response on a proposed development.

Question reference: S6O-03261

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to support the creation of new jobs at the Chapelcross site near Annan.

Question reference: S6W-25968

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 04 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 18 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve the quality of prevalence data on the number of people in Scotland with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), in light of its publication of experimental statistics in December 2022 in the report, Neurological Conditions: estimating the prevalence in Scotland of selected conditions using General Practice and Hospital Admissions datasets.

Question reference: S6W-25973

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 05 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 18 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the initial predicted contract cost with ACER for Scottish National Standardised Assessments was, and what the actual final cost totalled.

Question reference: S6W-25747

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 04 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 14 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many disabled members of NHS Scotland staff have been subject to formal disciplinary processes in each of the last five years, and what process is in place to ensure that (a) disabled staff members are treated fairly under conduct policies and (b) disciplinary action takes any disability or health condition into consideration.

Question reference: S6W-25971

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 05 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Kaukab Stewart on 14 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether any representatives from the Scottish Government attended the World Athletics Championships in Glasgow, and, if so, who.

Question reference: S6W-25464

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 12 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 9 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when Individual Training Accounts administered by Skills Development Scotland will reopen to new applicants.