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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 2 February 2023
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Question reference: S6O-01885

  • Asked by: James Dornan, MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to help modernise recycling facilities in Glasgow.

Question reference: S6O-01875

  • Asked by: Katy Clark, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking through its Covid Recovery Strategy to support students.

Question reference: S6O-01880

  • Asked by: Jim Fairlie, MSP for Perthshire South and Kinross-shire, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact in Scotland of the recent analysis by the International Monetary Fund, which found that the UK economy is set to shrink by 0.6% in 2023.

Question reference: S6O-01870

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what cross-government assessment it has made of the impact of its Covid Recovery policies, including whether any might continue into the future.

Question reference: S6O-01886

  • Asked by: Emma Harper, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has held with Network Rail regarding passenger services on the West Coast Main Line, including services calling at Lockerbie.

Question reference: S6O-01879

  • Asked by: Sandesh Gulhane, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to encourage business activity in Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-01894

  • Asked by: Clare Adamson, MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to promote uptake of the Education Maintenance Allowance programme.

Question reference: S6O-01897

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met representatives of the fire and rescue services, and what was discussed.

Question reference: S6O-01892

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, of the recorded homicide figures in 2021-22, what percentage of women murdered were killed by a partner or ex-partner.

Question reference: S6O-01899

  • Asked by: Stephanie Callaghan, MSP for Uddingston and Bellshill, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress towards its 2032 affordable housing target.