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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 7 December 2022
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Question reference: S6T-01023

  • askedByLabel Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 6 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that local government directors of finance have written to the finance secretary regarding an unprecedented £1 billion budget gap, and of COSLA stating that the current spending plans will lead to job losses.

Question reference: S6T-01018

  • askedByLabel Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 6 December 2022

To ask Scottish Government what its response is to comments from the Auditor General that it underspent its budget by £2 billion in the financial year 2021-22.  

Question reference: S6T-01020

  • askedByLabel Sandesh Gulhane, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 December 2022

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 6 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on Strep A cases in Scotland, including what it is doing to mitigate any risks.

Question reference: S6F-01626

  • askedByLabel Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

To ask the First Minister whether she will provide an update on the roll-out of the Child Disability Payment.

Question reference: S6F-01613

  • askedByLabel Alex Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

To ask the First Minister when the Cabinet will next meet.

Question reference: S6F-01608

  • askedByLabel Edward Mountain, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

To ask the First Minister how many single-crewed ambulances, responding to an emergency, have been deployed in the last six months.

Question reference: S6F-01607

  • askedByLabel Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

To ask the First Minister whether the Scottish Government will provide an update on whether it will instruct Scottish Water to freeze water rates for 2023-24 to help with the cost of living crisis.  

Question reference: S6F-01604

  • askedByLabel Anas Sarwar, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

Question to be taken in Chamber.

Question reference: S6F-01603

  • askedByLabel Douglas Ross, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

Question to be taken in Chamber.

Question reference: S6W-12525

  • askedByLabel Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 28 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 5 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, based on ratings used in the School Estate Statistics, what proportion of pupils have been educated in schools in (a) good, (b) satisfactory, (c) poor and (d) bad condition in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.