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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: S6W-07371

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 17 March 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Keith Brown on 25 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the most recent level of police, public order and safety spending per person in Scotland, and how this compares with (a) England and (b) Wales.

Question reference: S6W-07629

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 March 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Keith Brown on 24 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making with the consideration of a Parades Commission for Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-00789

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 February 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 2 March 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how its Covid Recovery Strategy is aiming to support the most vulnerable in Scotland's communities.

Question reference: S6O-00669

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 January 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 January 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with the latest Scottish Wholesale Food and Drink Resilience Fund.

Question reference: S6W-05090

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 10 December 2021
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Keith Brown on 13 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Government when it will fulfil its Programme for Government commitment to launch a public consultation on the three verdict system and whether the not proven verdict should be abolished.

Question reference: S6W-04495

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 16 November 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Claire Baker MSP (on behalf of the SPCB) on 1 December 2021

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what assessment was made of users' safety when updating the Scottish Parliament garage entry system.

Question reference: S6O-00433

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 November 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received the Low Income Pandemic Payment.

Question reference: S6O-00387

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 November 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 17 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it is engaging with oil and gas businesses in the north east, as Scotland transitions to a net zero economy.

Question reference: S6W-03794

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 14 October 2021
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Kevin Stewart on 15 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support mental health and wellbeing in local communities.

Question reference: S6O-00204

  • Asked by: Audrey Nicoll, MSP for Aberdeen South and North Kincardine, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 September 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support GPs and other healthcare professionals to engage with traditionally hard-to-reach groups.