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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 4 December 2022
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Question reference: S6W-12449

  • Asked by: Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how much of the £18 billion promised for health and social care in its 2022-23 budget, has now been withdrawn, re-profiled or cut from the budget.

Question reference: S6W-12327

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 18 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will clarify the role of Zero Waste Scotland in the governance structure of the National Strategy for Economic Transformation.

Question reference: S6W-12366

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 18 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on implementing the actions set out in the Scottish Wild Salmon Strategy published on 14 January 2022.

Question reference: S6W-12337

  • Asked by: Jamie Greene, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 18 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its estimate is of the number of prison cells that have been taken permanently out of use in each year since 2016.

Question reference: S6W-12283

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 17 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the total cost is to Forestry and Land Scotland for purchasing the Glenprosen estate in Angus.

Question reference: S6W-12269

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 17 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has a way of monitoring and recording how many schools utilise education resources on the Holocaust.

Question reference: S6W-12305

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 17 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken to improve rehabilitation and recovery since the publication of the report, Rehabilitation and Recovery: A Once for Scotland Person-Centred Approach to Rehabilitation in a Post-COVID Era, in June 2022.

Question reference: S6W-12301

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 17 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government which stakeholders have identified rehabilitation leads within their organisations to lead on delivery of recommendations in the report, Rehabilitation and Recovery: A Once for Scotland Person-Centred Approach to Rehabilitation in a Post-COVID Era.

Question reference: S6W-12309

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 17 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will restructure and integrate Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Limited under the tripartite agreement between Transport Scotland, Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited and CalMac Ferries Limited in order for it to be able to directly award future public sector shipbuilding contracts to any Scottish shipbuilding facility owned by it, on a similar basis to the operation of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's All-weather Lifeboat Centre in Poole and Inshore Lifeboat Centre in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Question reference: S6W-12271

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 17 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 30 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it assesses the return on investment in relation to capital expenditure.