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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 26 May 2024
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Question reference: S6O-00417

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 11 November 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body what review has been undertaken of heating the Parliament building, in light of the updated ventilation requirements.

Question reference: S6O-00372

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 November 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 17 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the anticipated timescale for the publication of the independent public inquiry into the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Question reference: S6O-00361

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 November 2021

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 11 November 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider local government reform in relation to the redrawing of local authority areas, in light of the reported issues associated with new boundaries for the Highland Council area.

Question reference: S6O-00296

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 October 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28 October 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to support social housing providers in the Highlands and Islands.

Question reference: S6W-02637

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 September 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Dorothy Bain on 23 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service will provide data, including any estimates, on the number of deaths related to COVID-19 that have occurred in home care settings since the start of the pandemic, and whether COPFS will consider investigating these deaths.

Question reference: S6O-00222

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 September 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what role the Scotland on Tour fund will play in aiding the recovery of the arts sector.

Question reference: S6W-02638

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 September 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 21 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether the COVID-19 Inquiry will assess possible errors and criminal negligence that may have been made in the care of COVID-19 victims in home care settings.

Question reference: S6O-00161

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 September 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 September 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what support it can provide to people undertaking managed quarantine at Scottish airports who are unable to afford the costs but not in receipt of any welfare benefits.

Question reference: S6T-00104

  • Asked by: Emma Roddick, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 21 June 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 June 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Home Office regarding the reported backlog in processing applications for the EU settlement scheme.