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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 30 January 2023
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Question reference: S6W-14283

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 24 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide the annual operating cost of the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy in each of the final three years in which it ran.

Question reference: S6W-13575

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 04 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 23 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding Flamingo Land's Lomond Banks planning application, whether Transport Scotland completed a carbon impact assessment, or any other assessment, of the application's potential impact on Scottish Government climate and car kilometre reduction targets before submitting its response to the planning application to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority.

Question reference: S6W-13266

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 15 December 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 10 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08841 by Patrick Harvie on 14 June 2022, what progress has been made since June 2022 to increase the number of contractors in the Greater Glasgow area that are approved by Home Energy Scotland for the purpose of installing exterior wall insultation.

Question reference: S6W-13272

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 15 December 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 20 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether its Graduate Development Programme was delivered in 2022.

Question reference: S6W-12568

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Lorna Slater on 24 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will report on the outcome of the recent summit meeting of the British Irish Council in Blackpool.

Question reference: S6W-12044

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 23 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to questions S6W-00207 and S6W-00208 by Ivan McKee on 27 October 2021, whether it will provide an update on discussions with the relevant public bodies outlined in the response, including confirmation of whether each of the 112 companies identified as being involved in activities related to illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine responded to the inquiries previously mentioned; what the nature of that response was, and what further action the Scottish Government and relevant public bodies have since taken.

Question reference: S6O-01475

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the People's Plan for Action published earlier in October by the Scottish Trades Union Congress, Poverty Alliance, Living Rent and a number of other groups.

Question reference: S6W-09044

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 10 June 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 24 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6O-01181 by Mairi McAllan on 1 June 2022, what its response is to reports that the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership declined the proposal put forward by a coalition of coastal community councils that a community representative be appointed to the partnership.

Question reference: S6W-08982

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Angus Robertson on 23 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it will respond to the report of the Public Interest Journalism Working Group.

Question reference: S6W-08845

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 31 May 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 14 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on providing a universal offer of pre-emptive testing for preeclampsia.