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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 21 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-28595

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 16 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it is working to ensure that (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations provide housing adaptations for people with disabilities, when other accessible homes are not available.

Question reference: S6W-28370

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Kaukab Stewart on 15 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to directly (a) fund and (b) engage with (i) experts and (ii) organisations in black and multi-ethnic communities.

Question reference: S6W-28368

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 15 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many type 1 diabetic adults are expected to be started on insulin pumps in NHS Lothian in the 2024-2025 period as a direct result of the recently announced funding of up to £8.8 million for diabetes technology.

Question reference: S6W-28514

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much public money has been spent on the administration of Sheriff Officer fees for the recovery of water and sewage charge debts from those in receipt of full Council Tax Reduction (CTR) in each year since CTR was introduced, broken down by year.

Question reference: S6W-28516

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has assessed the contribution of the cost of administering Sheriff Officer fees for recovering water and sewage charge debts to public sector debt.

Question reference: S6W-28515

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered any further increase in the rate of relief available via the Water Charges Reduction Scheme.

Question reference: S6W-28232

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 17 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 5 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the number of NHS boards that provide psychosocial support training for renal healthcare professionals.

Question reference: S6W-28233

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 17 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 5 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of psychosocial support for people with chronic kidney disease.

Question reference: S6W-28491

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 1 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the housing emergency, what action it is taking to ensure that child refugees arriving in Scotland through family reunification (a) have access to suitable housing and (b) are not required to present as homeless and stay in temporary accommodation for extended periods.

Question reference: S6W-28369

  • Asked by: Foysol Choudhury, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 26 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 4 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it is working to (a) ensure equal access to community assets for and (b) address the current lack of access faced by organisations serving black and minority ethnic and migrant communities, in light of the important role that a stable venue can play in enabling such groups to effectively provide services.