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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 2 December 2022
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Question reference: S6W-12171

  • Asked by: Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 11 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 24 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the role of Confucius Institutes in Scottish higher education.

Question reference: S6W-12172

  • Asked by: Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 11 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 21 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has met with former Hong Kong residents who have resettled in Scotland to discuss their experiences since moving to Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-12173

  • Asked by: Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 11 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 21 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of the number of any attacks by members of the Chinese Communist Party on former Hong Kong residents who have resettled in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-12174

  • Asked by: Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 11 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 21 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of any threat to former Hong Kong residents who have resettled in Scotland from the Chinese police service, which is reportedly operating from Glasgow.

Question reference: S6W-11561

  • Asked by: Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 13 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 9 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of the British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 in deaf children’s education.

Question reference: S6O-01505

  • Asked by: Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 3 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that affordable housing development plans have been put on hold because of its rent freeze.

Question reference: S6O-01467

  • Asked by: Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what work it is doing to improve attainment across primary education in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-10985

  • Asked by: Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 20 September 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 3 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its progress in introducing pension-age heating assistance payments.

Question reference: S6W-10926

  • Asked by: Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 September 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 22 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether the electricity and natural gas framework agreements offered via its procurement contracts directory will be affected by any ongoing escalation in energy prices.

Question reference: S6W-10923

  • Asked by: Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 September 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 22 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what impact it anticipates the cost of living crisis will have on the framework agreements currently available to central government, the public sector and third sector organisations via its procurement contracts directory.