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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 19 June 2024
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Question reference: S5W-05721

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 December 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 10 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many roundabout upgrades have taken place to allow for wind turbine movement.

Question reference: S5W-05724

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 December 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 10 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what costs were associated with roundabout upgrades in Scotland for wind turbine movement, how these costs were met and by whom.

Question reference: S5W-05722

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 December 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 10 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what consultation has taken place with local authorities on roundabout upgrades for wind turbine movement.

Question reference: S5W-05723

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 19 December 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 10 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what costs were associated with roundabout upgrades on the A75 and A76 in Dumfries and Galloway for wind turbine movement, how these costs were met and by whom.

Question reference: S5W-05669

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 16 December 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 21 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when a survey of school estates in Dumfries and Galloway (a) was last and (b) will next be conducted, and which schools were considered fit to deliver the curriculum for excellence at the last survey.

Question reference: S5O-00505

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 21 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether its common agricultural policy IT system is fully compliant with EU regulations.

Question reference: S5W-05447

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 08 December 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 19 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many people in (a) Dumfries and Galloway and (b) the rest of Scotland have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted for offences related to electro-fishing in each of the last three years.

Question reference: S5W-05168

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 29 November 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how it engages with local communities when implementing the Scottish Safety Camera Programme.

Question reference: S5W-05169

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 29 November 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 8 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will conduct a review of potentially vulnerable areas (PVAs), in light of floods in 2016 when areas not currently designated as PVAs were severely flooded.

Question reference: S5W-05193

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 30 November 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 8 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many jobs have been supported (a) directly and (b) indirectly by fishing for (i) shellfish and (ii) whitefish in Scottish inshore waters in each of the last 10 years.