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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: S6O-03471

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel scheme was last reviewed.

Question reference: S6O-03436

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when the Scottish Funding Council's subject price groups for higher education were last reviewed.

Question reference: S6W-27336

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 07 May 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Shona Robison on 7 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the timing of the 2024 Medium-Term Financial Strategy, draft Tax Strategy and reset of the Infrastructure Investment Plan Pipeline.

Question reference: S6W-26983

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 23 April 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 24 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when the next paper in the Building a New Scotland series will be published.

Question reference: S6O-03344

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support the Universities Scotland 40 Faces campaign.

Question reference: S6O-03298

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what recent engagement it has had with the UK Government regarding Scotland's agricultural funding post-2025.

Question reference: S6T-01903

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report on how women born in the 1950s were affected by increases to the state pension age, and given that women are more likely to live in poverty than men, what assessment it has made of the potential impact that changes to the state pension age have had on the poverty rate among women in Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-03236

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the education secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding any potential implications for Scottish universities and colleges of the Migration Advisory Committee’s “rapid review” of the Graduate Route visa, as announced by the UK Government.

Question reference: S6T-01837

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 04 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 5 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the announcement by Aberdeen City Council that residents of approximately 500 homes in Torry face relocation as a result of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete.

Question reference: S6O-03136

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with representatives of the college sector.