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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 24 June 2024
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Question reference: S6W-27857

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 18 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 16 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to review the affordability threshold for connections delivered through the R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme, which currently stands at £56 per month.  

Question reference: S6O-03607

  • Current Status: Withdrawn

Question reference: S6W-27972

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 03 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 11 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider strengthening provisions within the Housing (Scotland) Bill to support prospective tenants in addition to those with existing tenancies.

Question reference: S6W-27859

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many approved providers are available to provide superfast service via the R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme in the Mid Galloway and Wigtown West council ward in Dumfries and Galloway.

Question reference: S6W-27856

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for the R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme have been (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful across Dumfries and Galloway.

Question reference: S6W-27855

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many properties are still to be connected in Dumfries and Galloway under the R100 programme.

Question reference: S6W-27854

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the roll-out of the R100 programme in Dumfries and Galloway.

Question reference: S6W-27202

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 13 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 28 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, following the Parliament's agreement of the Scottish Budget in each of the last five years, on what date NHS boards (a) were advised of their individual budget allocations and (b) received their settlement for the next year.

Question reference: S6W-27201

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 13 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 28 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether the increase in the National Living Wage from 1 April 2024 will result in an uplift for the Community Pharmacy Scotland financial settlement from the same date.

Question reference: S6W-27588

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 23 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been diagnosed with myeloma through the Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Service.