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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 23 April 2024
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Question reference: S6O-02875

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its latest engagement has been with the UK Government regarding the funding available to support households with the cost of living during the Christmas season.

Question reference: S6O-02845

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 29 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 6 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it is working with Police Scotland and criminal justice stakeholders to prevent criminal gangs from using so-called county lines for illegal business activities.

Question reference: S6O-02805

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, regarding its pesticides policy, how it monitors any impact of the use of pesticides on the rural environment, including watercourses.

Question reference: S6O-02779

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it is working with third sector agencies to improve outcomes for vulnerable people.

Question reference: S6O-02688

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how its winter preparedness plan will aim to reduce pressure on the NHS.

Question reference: S6O-02653

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 October 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it anticipates that the Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind for Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas Decarbonisation will be formally adopted.

Question reference: S6T-01591

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 23 October 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the impact of Storm Babet on communities in Aberdeenshire, Angus, Tayside and Perthshire.

Question reference: S6O-02584

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 4 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its most recent assessment is of any impact of the UK-Australia free trade agreement on Scotland’s agricultural sector.

Question reference: S6O-02572

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 September 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with stakeholders in the north east to discuss its Just Transition strategy.

Question reference: S6W-19910

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 11 July 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 27 July 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on the latest known levels of police, public order and safety spending per person in Scotland, and on how this compares to the levels in (a) England and (b) Wales.