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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 22 April 2024
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Question reference: S6O-03353

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what action it is taking in response to reports of potential staff redundancies at the Thermo Fisher Scientific site in Paisley.

Question reference: S6W-26857

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 29 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on any potential risk posed to Scotland's energy security by energy infrastructure being either owned or manufactured by companies that are based in, or associated with, potentially hostile states, such as China.

Question reference: S6W-26854

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 29 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its expectations are of the Scottish Funding Council regarding monitoring fair work practices through college outcome agreements; whether it expects such fair work practices to be developed in cooperation with workers and trade unions, and how it will act in any case where fair work practices are not being reported on or properly adhered to by a college.

Question reference: S6W-26777

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 09 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any potential impact of the UK Government’s Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill on the ability of Scottish Enterprise and other public bodies in Scotland to conduct human rights reputational risk management and other similar checks on prospective recipients of grants and other support.

Question reference: S6W-26255

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 8 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to reduce waiting times at the Sandyford Gender Identity Clinic, and when it anticipates that waiting times will improve for patients.  

Question reference: S6W-26120

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 25 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to question S6W-25694 by Tom Arthur on 4 March 2024 and S6W-25695 by Gillian Martin on 4 March 2024, what consideration it has given to amending the conditions of grants, loans and its contracts with third parties to preclude parties that have transferred jobs overseas, commonly referred to as offshoring, from such support and agreements.

Question reference: S6W-25935

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 01 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 13 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the reported oil leak in Glen Fruin, responded to by SEPA on 2 January 2024, what information it can provide on the exact scale of the leak, including (a) how it happened, (b) how long the clear-up is expected to take, (c) when the road restrictions are expected to be lifted and (d) what is being done to protect salmon, trout and other wildlife in the River Fruin and Loch Lomond.

Question reference: S6W-25695

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that Thermo Fisher Scientific has recently announced a high number of staff redundancies in Scotland after having received substantial sums of public money, and what its position is on whether any companies that move jobs overseas to reduce costs should be disqualified from applying for future public grants and funding.

Question reference: S6W-25694

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the total value is of any (a) contracts and (b) grants awarded to Thermo Fisher Scientific by Scottish public bodies in each of the last five years.

Question reference: S6W-25420

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 09 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23536 by Mairi McAllan on 14 December 2023, when the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership (CMPP) governance review will conclude.