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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 3 December 2023
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Question reference: S6W-23305

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish all available information on the operation of the Fund to Leave pilot scheme, including the number of any (a) women who have applied to the scheme and (b) grants provided to date by Scottish Women’s Aid-affiliated groups.

Question reference: S6W-23422

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to extend emergency waiting list funding for Rape Crisis centres beyond March 2024.

Question reference: S6W-23493

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it is having with local authorities regarding their (a) strategic and (b) implementation plans for improving school attendance, and how it is encouraging any local authorities that do not have a plan in place to develop such a plan.

Question reference: S6W-23327

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-20670 by Paul McLennan on 11 September 2023, whether it will provide an update on the dates on which the Innovative Finance Steering Group (a) has met and (b) plans to meet in (i) 2023 and (ii) 2024, and when it expects to publish the high level updates on the work of the group.

Question reference: S6W-23417

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its discussions with independent education providers regarding any presence of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete in the private education estate.

Question reference: S6W-23444

  • Asked by: Carol Mochan, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the use of NHS Inform by the public, broken down by socioeconomic background.

Question reference: S6W-23489

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to measure whether school leavers have achieved their full potential.

Question reference: S6W-23496

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update on its findings from the three summits that it held on violence and behaviour in schools.

Question reference: S6W-23451

  • Asked by: Graham Simpson, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has undertaken to understand any impact of future private technology mobility solutions on the viability of local authority bus franchise arrangements, and whether any legislative safeguards are required.

Question reference: S6W-23429

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 15 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential economic impact of extending the 75% rates relief to hospitality and small retail businesses.