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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 21 May 2024
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Question reference: S6W-27623

  • Asked by: Roz McCall, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 3 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to increasing the recommended foster care allowance in line with inflation for 2024-25.

Question reference: S6W-27624

  • Asked by: Roz McCall, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 3 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to including a specified foster care allowance rate for young people in continuing care.

Question reference: S6O-03452

  • Asked by: Roz McCall, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to promote Scottish manufacturing.

Question reference: S6W-27481

  • Asked by: Roz McCall, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 13 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 29 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many pupils were reported as being absent from school due to reasons relating specifically to parents working from home, since 2020.

Question reference: S6W-27482

  • Asked by: Roz McCall, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 13 May 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 29 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many pupils were reported as being absent from school due to reasons relating to employment commitments of parents, in the last year.

Question reference: S6W-27128

  • Asked by: Roz McCall, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 30 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 13 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made regarding its commitment in the Stroke Improvement Plan 2023 to “support Scottish Ambulance Service in exploring the feasibility of using video call technology to more accurately diagnose hyperacute stroke”.

Question reference: S6O-03448

  • Asked by: Roz McCall, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to ensure that tourism is inclusive and accessible for all.

Question reference: S6W-26979

  • Asked by: Roz McCall, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 23 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Natalie Don on 1 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when the 2023-24 Scottish Recommended Allowance for foster and kinship carers will be passed on to children living with foster carers from independent fostering providers.

Question reference: S6O-03386

  • Asked by: Roz McCall, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 2 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has conducted of the impact of its reformed dental payments system, introduced on 1 November 2023, in the Mid Scotland and Fife region.

Question reference: S6T-01893

  • Asked by: Roz McCall, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that Scotland has become the "worst country in Europe" for unqualified beauticians injecting customers with cosmetic treatments.