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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 12 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-00238

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 25 May 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review non-domestic rates.

Question reference: S6W-00082

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 18 May 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 7 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide guidance on the vaccine certification required by some cruise companies to allow passengers to sail.

Question reference: S6W-00089

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 18 May 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 7 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have not presented for their scheduled (a) first and (b) second scheduled COVID-19 vaccination.

Question reference: S6W-00195

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 May 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 7 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether people travelling to Scotland will be able to buy PCR tests from providers such as Eurofins, in line with other parts of the UK, as opposed to more expensive COVID-19 travel tests purchased through the CTM Booking Portal.

Question reference: S6W-00180

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 May 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 7 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it will introduce a register of interests for the judiciary.

Question reference: S6W-00258

  • Asked by: Jeremy Balfour, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 May 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 7 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what provision it is making to ensure that small independent brewers will be able to introduce a stepped approach to a deposit return scheme with a timescale aligned with other UK nations of 2024.

Question reference: S6W-00251

  • Asked by: Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 May 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 7 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how much of the budget for mental health services for 2021-22 will be allocated to the treatment of eating disorders. 

Question reference: S6W-00253

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 May 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 7 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will define milestone events, such as golden and diamond wedding anniversary celebrations, as "life events" in order to allow for their safe resumption.

Question reference: S6W-00203

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 24 May 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Graeme Dey on 7 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many kilometres of Scotland’s railways are electrified, and how many additional kilometres are planned to be electrified in 2021.

Question reference: S6W-00281

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 May 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 7 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the telemedical abortion care, “pills by post”, which is provided to women who are unable to access a hospital or specialist clinic for the administration of the medication required to terminate pregnancies, will still be made available after the COVID-19 pandemic.