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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 23 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-18632

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 30 May 2023
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Siobhian Brown on 31 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its Violence Prevention Framework for Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-02224

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 May 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 11 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to ensure the involvement of Scotland's financial sector in efforts to tackle the climate emergency.

Question reference: S6O-02144

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made in the use of diversion from prosecution in Scotland.

Question reference: S6F-02027

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 17 April 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 20 April 2023

To ask the First Minister, in light of his recent visit to the Port of Aberdeen, what engagement he has had with the business community since taking office.

Question reference: S6O-02064

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

To ask the Scottish Government what impact it anticipates that the increase in inflation to 10.4% will have on the delivery of the priority outcomes set out in the Covid Recovery Strategy.  

Question reference: S6W-15258

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 21 February 2023
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Keith Brown on 22 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update on the work of the Independent Advisory Group on New and Emerging Technologies in Policing.

Question reference: S6O-01830

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with stakeholders regarding retraining and upskilling the north east energy sector workforce.

Question reference: S6W-13179

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 12 December 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Keith Brown on 13 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update on the progress of the implementation of the recommendations from the Independent Review of Complaints Handling, Investigations and Misconduct Issues in Relation to Policing.

Question reference: S6O-01703

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has recently had with the Scottish Resilience Partnership in preparation for the winter.

Question reference: S6O-01674

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, with regard to flooding in Scotland, what engagement it has had with the UK Government to mitigate the Great Risk Transfer, as described in a recent David Hume Institute report.