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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: S5W-04482

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 03 November 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 11 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to stop the spread of amoebic gill disease from farmed salmon to wild fish.

Question reference: S5O-00308

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 02 November 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 9 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to protect employment in the agricultural sector.

Question reference: S5W-04015

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 25 October 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 4 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the Scottish Ambulance Service’s position is on supporting the development of additional first response teams in communities.

Question reference: S5W-03451

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 1 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many NHS locum consultants (a) have and (b) have not passed their consultant exams, also broken down by NHS board.

Question reference: S5W-03450

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 1 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many claims Transport Scotland has received in each of the last three years for damage to cars arising from potholes on each trunk road, broken down by how many claims (a) were approved and the annual amount of compensation paid, (b) were rejected and (c) are to be resolved.

Question reference: S5W-03584

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 07 October 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 26 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many residential properties in the (a) Dumfries and Galloway Council area and (b) Galloway and West Dumfries parliamentary constituency have the broadband infrastructure capacity to receive speeds in excess of 24mbps.

Question reference: S5O-00254

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 October 2016
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government how it empowers communities to have more of a say in matters that affect them.

Question reference: S5W-03023

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 20 September 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 28 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of the Stranraer taskforce, including when it will next meet.

Question reference: S5W-02355

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 September 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul Wheelhouse on 20 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what suitable sites it has identified for new hydro-electric schemes.

Question reference: S5W-02327

  • Asked by: Finlay Carson, MSP for Galloway and West Dumfries, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 September 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Roseanna Cunningham on 15 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will introduce a scheme similar to the UK Government initiative, Flood Re, and, if so, whether this will offer support to businesses.