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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 17 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-26859

  • Asked by: Tim Eagle, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 29 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Minister for Higher and Further Education will report back to the Parliament on any initial steps it has made following the publication of the independent report, Fit for the Future: developing a post-school learning system to fuel economic transformation.

Question reference: S6W-26854

  • Asked by: Ross Greer, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 29 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its expectations are of the Scottish Funding Council regarding monitoring fair work practices through college outcome agreements; whether it expects such fair work practices to be developed in cooperation with workers and trade unions, and how it will act in any case where fair work practices are not being reported on or properly adhered to by a college.

Question reference: S6W-26863

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 29 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps it is taking to ensure that people with long COVID can access specialist treatment that may only be available in NHS boards outside of the one at which they are registered.

Question reference: S6W-26862

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 29 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is aware of any instances where a patient has been referred to a different NHS board to the one at which they are registered in order to receive long COVID treatment.

Question reference: S6T-01924

  • Asked by: Rachael Hamilton, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it will next review the New Build Heat Standard.

Question reference: S6T-01914

  • Asked by: Martin Whitfield, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its pledge to provide a free bike to every school-age child who cannot afford one.  

Question reference: S6F-03030

  • Asked by: Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

To ask the First Minister what impact the Scottish Government considers this month’s changes to UK migration rules will have on the seasonal workforce in Scotland, as the soft fruit sector begins to prepare for the summer season.

Question reference: S6F-03033

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

To ask the First Minister whether he will provide an update on what discussions the Scottish Government has had with the Lord Advocate regarding the exoneration of Scottish sub-postmasters and mistresses whose convictions were based on evidence from the Post Office’s Horizon computer system. 

Question reference: S6F-03010

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to reports of significant financial pressures within NHS Lothian and NHS Borders.  

Question reference: S6F-03005

  • Asked by: Douglas Ross, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

Question to be taken in Chamber.