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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 19 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-01393

  • Asked by: Mercedes Villalba, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 12 July 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 26 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-36073 by Mairi Gougeon on 24 March 2021, what plans it has to ensure that it is a statutory requirement that alcohol labels include (a) the Chief Medical Officer's 14 units weekly low-risk drinking guidelines, (b) health warnings and (c) ingredients, should the forthcoming UK Government consultation fail to address all of these elements.

Question reference: S6W-01857

  • Asked by: Rona Mackay, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 July 2021
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Michael Matheson on 26 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what the outcome is of its latest review into border health measures, and whether there will be any changes to the regulations.

Question reference: S6W-01301

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 08 July 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 26 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will continue to provide free COVID-19 lateral flow tests (a) until and (b) after 9 August 2021.

Question reference: S6W-01299

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 08 July 2021

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 26 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many mid-market rent properties it has subsidised that had a starting rent level exceeding the relevant Local Housing Allowance rate in each of the last five years, also broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) More Homes Division Area Office.

Question reference: S6W-01322

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 08 July 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Christina McKelvie on 26 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what work it has done to develop a long-term strategy to meet any future need in Scotland for spoken language interpreting.

Question reference: S6W-01291

  • Asked by: Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 July 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 26 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government by what date the breast cancer self-referral scheme for over-70s will resume.

Question reference: S6W-01246

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 July 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 26 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support people living with migraine.

Question reference: S6W-01252

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 July 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 26 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many electric cars can be supported by the current available charge points.

Question reference: S6W-01323

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 09 July 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Christina McKelvie on 23 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what role spoken language interpreters have been required to take on in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what difficulties they have experienced in providing support for those who need it.

Question reference: S6W-01143

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 01 July 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 23 July 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has had any discussions in regard to homeless people in Scotland being provided with e-cigarette starter packs for a research project led by London South Bank University and UCL, and what its view is of this project.