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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-01666

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the implementation of its policy, Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach.   

Question reference: S6O-01580

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact that the increase in inflation will have on the ability of the public sector to deliver on its Covid Recovery Strategy.

Question reference: S6W-12002

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 15 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government which activities involving animals it next plans to regulate under the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

Question reference: S6W-11730

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 10 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an updated timescale for the stretches of the A9 that are still to be dualled, including at the Slochd Summit and Birnam, in light of the recent reported accidents on the road.

Question reference: S6O-01565

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 17 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has made an assessment of the impact of carbon offset schemes on rural depopulation.

Question reference: S6W-11728

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 9 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to the launch of a Scotland-wide HIV Testing Week ahead of World AIDS Day.

Question reference: S6W-11729

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 9 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commit to expanding access to pre-exposure prophylactics (PrEP) through the development of online services and remote prescribing.

Question reference: S6W-11804

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 October 2022
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Humza Yousaf on 28 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government when it will provide an update to the Parliament regarding NHS Highland’s escalated position.

Question reference: S6W-11500

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 11 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 28 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6F-01419 by Nicola Sturgeon on 6 October 2022 (Official Report, c. 21), when it plans to begin exploratory discussions with the UK Government about new investment zones for Scotland. 

Question reference: S6W-11502

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 11 October 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 28 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether environmental protections would be reduced in any Scottish investment zones.