Skip to main content

Language: English / GĂ idhlig

Loading…

Chamber and committees

Questions and answers

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.

Find out more about parliamentary questions

Filter your results Hide all filters

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 22 July 2024
Answer status
Question type

Displaying 424 questions Show Answers

|

Question reference: S6W-28656

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 19 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 16 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the potential closure of the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund following the implementation of landfill disposal legislation at the end of 2025, what assistance will be put in place in the Mid Scotland and Fife region to provide organisations with funding towards environmental projects.

Question reference: S6W-28301

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 21 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 2 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of reports that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spent almost £750,000 on a fleet of state-of-the-art vehicles designed to tackle wildfires that reportedly remain in storage a year after delivery due to technical issues, what due diligence was carried out before this money was spent on vehicles that are reportedly not fit for purpose.

Question reference: S6O-03648

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to tackle any inappropriate care and overcrowding in NHS emergency departments.

Question reference: S6W-28095

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 10 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 18 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of Public Petition PE2101, what its plans are for providing all primary and secondary schools with automated external defibrillators.

Question reference: S6W-28056

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 06 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 12 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting small businesses to meet any potential costs associated with compliance with the requirements of Low Emission Zones.

Question reference: S6O-03470

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what work it has undertaken to prepare for the introduction of low emission zones in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee.

Question reference: S6O-03424

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it can ensure that the public has confidence in the arts and culture sector.

Question reference: S6F-03103

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 07 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 May 2024

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to reports that Scotland has the highest suicide rate in the UK, with young men being three times more likely to die than women.

Question reference: S6O-03403

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to ensure good dental care provision for older people in care settings.

Question reference: S6W-26916

  • Asked by: Alexander Stewart, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 1 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) regarding how it makes use of section 16 of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002, in order to keep the Scottish Parliament informed of cases where public organisations have failed to comply with the SPSO's recommendations as directed and/or by the due date, which may result in a continued impact on a complainant; what measures it can put in place to support the SPSO with this, and what information it has on any redress or recourse mechanisms that local authorities may be subject to in the event that they do not meet any standards or comply with any recommendations set out by the SPSO.