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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-25584

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 20 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 29 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many hectares of new woodland creation the Forestry Grant Scheme will deliver in the 2024-25 planting season, and for each subsequent planting season.

Question reference: S6W-25585

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 20 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 29 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many hectares of new woodland creation it expects will be delivered through sources of funding other than the Forestry Grant Scheme in the 2024-25 planting scheme, and for each subsequent planting season.

Question reference: S6W-25582

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 16 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 29 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many hectares of proposed new woodland creation are currently being processed by Scottish Forestry for the 2024-25 planting season, and for each subsequent planting season.

Question reference: S6W-24867

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 26 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much grant funding has been awarded in real terms under the Scottish Dental Access Initiative in the NHS Dumfries and Galloway area in each of the last two years.

Question reference: S6O-03139

  • Current Status: Withdrawn

Question reference: S6W-24866

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 15 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the average processing time, from application to a final decision, has been for applications under the Scottish Dental Access Initiative in the NHS Dumfries and Galloway area in each of the last 12 months.

Question reference: S6O-03097

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to ensure that women in Wigtownshire have the choice to give birth as close to home as possible.

Question reference: S6W-24864

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 14 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications under the Scottish Dental Access Initiative in the NHS Dumfries and Galloway area have been (a) made and (b) approved in each of the last 12 months.

Question reference: S6W-24862

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 14 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many dental surgeries in the NHS Dumfries and Galloway area have offered NHS services in each month since January 2022.

Question reference: S6W-25017

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 14 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what dental service provision is available for any young people who require braces but do not have access to an NHS dentist to carry out the necessary preparatory work required by their orthodontist.