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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 22 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-26961

  • Asked by: Katy Clark, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what data it holds on any current physiotherapist vacancies across all NHS boards.

Question reference: S6W-26960

  • Asked by: Katy Clark, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to address the reported shortage in trained physiotherapists.

Question reference: S6W-26968

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many colorectal (a) clinical nurse specialists and (b) surgeons were employed by NHS Lanarkshire in 2019.

Question reference: S6W-26949

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will include crofts in its proposed pilot scheme on methane supressing feed products. 

Question reference: S6W-26965

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the adequacy of non-emergency kidney patient transport service provision for patients travelling to and from in-centre dialysis appointments across each NHS board, and when it made any such assessment.

Question reference: S6W-26957

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to conduct an assessment of the potential impact of its ban on industrial sandeel fishing in Scottish waters on puffin populations, and, if so, when it will report any findings resulting from such an assessment to Parliament.

Question reference: S6W-26954

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has assessed the potential impact on its commitment to ban single-use vapes in the event that the UK Government's Tobacco and Vapes Bill is not passed by the UK Parliament, and what discussions the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity has had with the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, or any other UK Government ministers, regarding this Bill.

Question reference: S6W-26958

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to rapidly emulate the national roll-out of pay-as-you-go mobile in/out public transport ticketing, which was launched in April 2024 in Denmark by Rejsekort and Rejseplan with vendor FAIRTIQ, in order to meet its climate change and modal shift targets.

Question reference: S6W-26964

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the average time that kidney patients wait for non-emergency patient transport services to and from in-centre dialysis appointments.

Question reference: S6W-26956

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any threat of wildfires in national parks ahead of the summer season, and what the outcome was of any such assessment.