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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 12 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-28529

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of any additional costs that have been accrued as a result of the reported delays to completion of roadworks on the M8 Woodside Viaduct. 

Question reference: S6W-28538

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether all Scottish Ministers routinely use ministerial despatch boxes and folders, similar to UK Government ministers.

Question reference: S6W-28527

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide detailed information on (a) the application process and (b) eligibility for its reopened Open Market Shared Equity scheme.

Question reference: S6W-28526

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a summary of any evidence-based assessments it made of the possible outcomes of the reopening its Open Market Shared Equity scheme.

Question reference: S6W-28534

  • Asked by: Ariane Burgess, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on the eight action points in its Fairer Deliveries For All: An Action Plan. 

Question reference: S6W-28505

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what data it holds on the number of student admission appeals that were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful in each of the last five years, broken down by university. 

Question reference: S6W-28431

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the recent decision by the City of Edinburgh Council to permanently close Brunstane Road to through traffic, in light of the closure reportedly receiving 618 objections from the local community.

Question reference: S6W-28430

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Alasdair Allan on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether (a) the Minister for Housing, (b) any other minister and (c) its officials have met with (i) the City of Edinburgh Council, (ii) Shelter Scotland, (iii) Living Rent, (iv) owner-occupiers, (v) representatives of owner-occupiers and (vi) tenant representatives, to discuss the reported concerns surrounding remediation works as part of the Mixed Tenure Improvement Scheme, administered by the City of Edinburgh Council, and, if so, what was discussed.

Question reference: S6W-28417

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 28 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the deeming of wages is in line with its Fair Work agenda.

Question reference: S6W-28433

  • Asked by: Ash Regan, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Alba Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Alasdair Allan on 10 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it is ensuring that retrofit schemes are well designed with (a) tenants, (b) private owner-occupiers and (c) the local community at the heart.