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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 25 June 2024
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Question reference: S6F-03266

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27 June 2024

To ask the First Minister when the Cabinet will next meet.

Question reference: S6W-28308

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what reasonable adjustments Social Security Scotland is making in relation to communicating its visits to those with incapacity, such as those with Down’s syndrome, including any easy-read letters and other means of communication.

Question reference: S6W-28306

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether there is a feedback exercise in place to ensure that any required improvements to the home visits carried out by Social Security Scotland are implemented.

Question reference: S6W-28307

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government which external stakeholder groups were consulted in planning the exercise and the home visits carried out by Social Security Scotland in assessing need for Adult Disability Payments.

Question reference: S6W-28309

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what training is provided to Social Security Scotland staff in relation to making reasonable adjustments in order to communicate meaningfully with the adults with incapacity that they visit at home.

Question reference: S6W-28252

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 17 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to review the counter fraud strategy, Protecting Public Resources in Scotland, and, if so, within what timescale.

Question reference: S6W-28253

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 17 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to meet the strategic objectives outlined in the 2015 publication, Protecting Public Resources in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-28030

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 14 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has had or is planning to have discussions with manufacturers of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication in order to address any shortages.

Question reference: S6W-28022

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 06 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 14 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any impact of the reported long-term disruptions to the supply of the pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, Creon, on the health of people with cystic fibrosis.

Question reference: S6W-28021

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 06 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 14 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what plans are in place to address and minimise any disruptions to the supply of (a) Creon and (b) other medicines for people with cystic fibrosis.