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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 18 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-10216

  • Asked by: Dean Lockhart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 August 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 6 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it requires local authorities to record information regarding national identity of nursery pupils when an application is made for a place, and, if this is the case, for what reason it requires this information, and how any such data is (a) processed and (b) managed.

Question reference: S6W-10217

  • Asked by: Dean Lockhart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 08 August 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ash Regan on 29 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to banning the sale of disposable barbeques.

Question reference: S6W-10172

  • Asked by: Dean Lockhart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 05 August 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 25 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding the non-virtual National Public Energy Agency, whether it will provide (a) an update on when it will be set up and (b) details of (i) what services it will provide, (ii) how many staff it will employ and (iii) what its annual budget will be.

Question reference: S6W-10173

  • Asked by: Dean Lockhart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 05 August 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 25 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide (a) an update on when the virtual National Public Energy Agency will be established and (b) details of (i) how many people it will employ and (ii) what services it will provide.

Question reference: S6W-10013

  • Asked by: Dean Lockhart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 27 July 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what criteria it uses as part of the Vaccination Transformation Programme to establish which GP practices can continue to deliver vaccination programmes.

Question reference: S6W-10014

  • Asked by: Dean Lockhart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 27 July 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Vaccination Transformation Programme prevents all GP practices from delivering vaccination programmes.

Question reference: S6W-10015

  • Asked by: Dean Lockhart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 27 July 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 16 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much it paid private consultants in the financial year 2021-22 for technical advisory services in relation to ScotRail, and how much it estimates it will pay for this in the financial year 2022-23.

Question reference: S6W-10017

  • Asked by: Dean Lockhart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 27 July 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 4 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many pupils in (a) Stirling, (b) Clackmannanshire, (c) Perth and Kinross and (d) Fife have received a free laptop, Chromebook or tablet to date to use at school and at home.

Question reference: S6W-10016

  • Asked by: Dean Lockhart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 27 July 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 4 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how many properties in (a) Stirling and (b) Clackmannanshire are eligible for the main voucher portion of the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme for properties that will not receive broadband services under the R100 programme.

Question reference: S6W-09311

  • Asked by: Dean Lockhart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 24 June 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 21 July 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the report Stop, Sort, Burn, Bury? Independent Review of the Role of Incineration in the Waste Hierarchy in Scotland, how many incinerators are currently (a) operational, (b) under construction, (c) have planning permission in place, and (d) seeking planning permission, broken down by how many deliver combined heat and power.