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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-03343

  • Asked by: Stephen Kerr, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to update its guidance to schools regarding gender affirmation for children, in light of the recommendations in the final report of the Cass Review.

Question reference: S6W-26424

  • Asked by: Stephen Kerr, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 22 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when (a) the First Minister and (b) any other member of the Scottish Government (i) last met and (ii) will next meet with any representative of Scotland's defence industry.

Question reference: S6F-02979

  • Asked by: Stephen Kerr, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government plans to take following the publication of the University of Stirling study highlighting the reported risk of crumb rubber infill on artificial pitches.

Question reference: S6W-26102

  • Asked by: Stephen Kerr, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 12 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 20 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the anticipated returns are of the £200,000 that it has reportedly spent on psychological testing for civil servants.

Question reference: S6W-25928

  • Asked by: Stephen Kerr, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 04 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 18 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to allocate funding in its 2024-25 Budget to support stroke services, including the (a) delivery of the Stroke Improvement Plan, (b) further development of a national thrombectomy service and (c) development of stroke policy.

Question reference: S6O-03250

  • Asked by: Stephen Kerr, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 14 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what steps it will take to ensure that any protests and demonstrations that disrupt the ability of MSPs, staff and the public to access the Scottish Parliament are fully investigated, with any findings and lessons learnt available to MSPs.

Question reference: S6W-25565

  • Asked by: Stephen Kerr, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 15 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 13 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the status of the Verity House Agreement.

Question reference: S6W-25833

  • Asked by: Stephen Kerr, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 27 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 11 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of strokes are currently missed by the FAST (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) test in hospital settings.

Question reference: S6W-25301

  • Asked by: Stephen Kerr, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what objectives it set for any funding that it provided to Inclusion Glasgow since 2019.

Question reference: S6W-25296

  • Asked by: Stephen Kerr, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 4 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what objectives it set for any funding that it has provided to the North East Edinburgh Counselling Service since 2019.