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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 29 March 2023
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Question reference: S6W-16063

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 27 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 24 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what work it is undertaking to determine how many (a) Deaf and (b) disabled people died during the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of (i) contracting the disease and (ii) any reasons associated with the disease, such as loss of social care support.

Question reference: S6W-16142

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 27 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 24 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether there is a pathway in place for people with a congenital visual impairment who have had a stroke.

Question reference: S6W-16064

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 27 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 24 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to identify how many (a) Deaf and (b) disabled people who died during the COVID-19 pandemic had (i) a voluntary and (ii) an involuntary do-not-resuscitate order in place.

Question reference: S6F-01981

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 27 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 March 2023

To ask the First Minister what the Scottish Government's response is to the poverty statistics published last week in the report, Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland 2019-22

Question reference: S6W-15935

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 14 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Ben Macpherson on 27 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of eligible people have received the Winter Heating Payment to date.

Question reference: S6W-15964

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 23 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what (a) analysis it undertakes and (b) data it (i) holds and (ii) publishes on (A) tracking and (B) monitoring the successful sustainment, or otherwise, of the "positive destinations" of school leavers.

Question reference: S6W-15963

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 23 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on how many "lead teachers" have been appointed in each local authority, in each year since 2020, and how much has been (a) budgeted for and (b) spent to fund any such appointments.

Question reference: S6W-15740

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 23 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has allocated specifically to support the delivery of welfare advice in each of the last five financial years.

Question reference: S6W-16080

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 19 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it monitors bullying of Deaf and disabled children at a national level, and what steps it is taking to tackle bullying of Deaf and disabled children in schools.

Question reference: S6W-15812

  • Asked by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 10 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 22 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether all local authorities have local advocacy partnership agreements that children and young people can access.