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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 21 May 2024
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Question reference: S6W-26207

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 15 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 5 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve equity of access to Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Services, particularly in Scotland's more remote and rural NHS boards.

Question reference: S6W-26204

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 15 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 5 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what data it holds on how many patients have been diagnosed with a blood cancer through Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Services.

Question reference: S6W-26205

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 15 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 5 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to allowing potential cancer patients to self-refer to Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Services.

Question reference: S6W-26208

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 15 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 2 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of research published by the University of Aberdeen, which reports that cancer patients living in rural areas experience poorer outcomes, and what action it is taking to ensure equitable cancer care across all of Scotland's geography.

Question reference: S6W-26189

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 14 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 20 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to provide funding for defibrillators to be made available in all schools across Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-03220

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 20 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is providing to the arts sector in Dumfries and Galloway.

Question reference: S6W-25689

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to complete the Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey on a yearly basis.

Question reference: S6W-25691

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on whether it remains committed to expanding the number of Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Services to ensure population-based coverage.

Question reference: S6W-25690

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its final evaluation of Rapid Cancer Diagnostic Services.

Question reference: S6W-25685

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish the results from the 2024 Scottish Cancer Patient Experience Survey.