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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 October 2023
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Question reference: S6W-21976

  • Asked by: Jamie Greene, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 31 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many hospital admissions there have been as a result of deliberate self-harm by people aged (a) under 16 and (b) 16 and over, in each year since 2012.

Question reference: S6W-21967

  • Asked by: Richard Leonard, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 03 October 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answer expected on 31 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how the ScotRail peak fares removal pilot will be monitored and evaluated.

Question reference: S6W-21978

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 31 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-21585 by Richard Lochhead on 3 October 2023, whether (a) it has changed its relationship and (b) public bodies have changed their relationships with any companies listed by the UN Human Rights Office as involved in activities related to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, following the exchanges of correspondence published in response to FOI/202200334471.

Question reference: S6W-21981

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 31 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-19661 by Jenny Gilruth on 31 July 2023, whether the Student Finance and Wellbeing Study will also include the amount of paid work that postgraduate students are doing within the schools that they are studying, such as convening tutorials or hosting seminars, and, if not, how it collates such data.

Question reference: S6W-21984

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 03 October 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answer expected on 31 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-21426 by Paul McLennan on 2 October 2023, how many of these purchases were (a) second-hand from the (i) open market and (ii) with a tenant in-situ, and (b) off-the-shelf.

Question reference: S6W-21988

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 31 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the families of people who have been hospitalised for substance use issues are notified when those hospitalised are discharged.

Question reference: S6W-21180

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 31 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it will bring forward a new national funding framework for hospices, following its meeting with Hospice UK in March 2023.

Question reference: S6W-21973

  • Asked by: Daniel Johnson, MSP for Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 31 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-21634 by Gillian Martin on 29 September 2023, in which it stated that it has allocated over £22 million to date from its Scottish Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (SIETF), to which it committed £34 million in September 2020, whether it plans to open applications for any remaining funding available from the SIETF, and, if this is not the case, where the unspent £12 million from the Fund will be spent.

Question reference: S6W-21980

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 31 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-19661 by Jenny Gilruth on 31 July 2023, when it will conclude and publish the findings of the Student Finance and Wellbeing Study, which will provide data on paid work undertaken by students.

Question reference: S6W-21571

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 03 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 31 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-21181 by Tom Arthur on 19 September 2023, what information it holds on how much remains to be paid by local authorities in relation to any equal pay settlement claims, broken down by local authority.