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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 26 May 2024
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Question reference: S6F-01626

  • Asked by: 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: S6W-12265

  • Asked by: Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 24 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 5 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration has been given to (a) launching an inquiry to assess the potential value of retrofit over demolition and (b) the introduction of a demolition levy, in light of the Chartered Institute of Building’s report, Levelling the playing field, not Scotland’s built environment: a case for retrofit over demolition, which states that introducing a demolition levy could catalyse a shift in priority to favour retrofit projects and fund green initiatives.

Question reference: S6W-12777

  • Asked by: Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Ivan McKee on 1 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made towards the National Strategy for Economic Transformation commitment to establish an investor panel, chaired by the First Minister.

Question reference: S6W-11924

  • Asked by: Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 04 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to ensure that all patients who present to their GP with symptoms of leukaemia receive a blood test as soon as possible, in light of this reportedly not being specifically covered in the Scottish Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer.

Question reference: S6W-11922

  • Asked by: Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 04 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what data it currently has regarding the rate of emergency diagnosis of leukaemia.

Question reference: S6W-11921

  • Asked by: Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 04 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to monitor the number of patients diagnosed with leukaemia in an emergency hospital admission.

Question reference: S6W-11923

  • Asked by: Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 04 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether there is available data regarding the rate of emergency diagnosis of leukaemia in each NHS board.

Question reference: S6W-12189

  • Asked by: Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 15 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 21 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the expert research that was commissioned to advise on the establishment of a Peace Institute.

Question reference: S6W-11945

  • Asked by: Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 07 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 21 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when the recommendations in the Werritty review will be implemented, particularly the licensing of grouse moor management.

Question reference: S6W-11946

  • Asked by: Paul McLennan, MSP for East Lothian, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 07 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 21 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it anticipates the licensing of grouse moor management, as recommended in the Werritty review, will be monitored and enforced, and how management breaches will be identified and reported.