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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 22 April 2024
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Question reference: S6W-26370

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-26028 by Joe Fitzpatrick on 15 March 2024, whether it can explain any discrepancies in the distribution of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, in light of Fife Council being the third most populous local authority, but only receiving 1.54% of the total funding announced over the last five years.

Question reference: S6W-26371

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-26028 by Joe Fitzpatrick on 15 March 2024, how it will ensure that the regeneration budget allocated for 2024-25 is targeted at projects in local authority areas such as Fife, to ensure an equal spread of funding across the country.

Question reference: S6W-26281

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 19 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 16 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether the multi-agency group on commercial sexual exploitation has been established, and, if so, what the membership of the group is, and whether the remit of the group will include consideration of the criminalisation of the purchase of sex.

Question reference: S6W-26368

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 16 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when the proposed Misogyny Bill will be introduced to the Scottish Parliament.

Question reference: S6W-26280

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 19 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 16 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to complete the roll-out of prostitution "exit hubs", and how long the pilot project will last.

Question reference: S6O-03281

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had regarding the proposed re-instatement of a direct ferry link between Rosyth and Zeebrugge.

Question reference: S6W-26026

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 07 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 15 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-25697 by Joe FitzPatrick on 4 March 2024, how many projects in the Cowdenbeath constituency have received funding through the Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme since it was established, and how much each project received.

Question reference: S6W-26024

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 07 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 15 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-25697 by Joe FitzPatrick on 4 March 2024, what criteria will be used in the forthcoming round of Regeneration Capital Grant funding.

Question reference: S6W-26022

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 07 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 15 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-25697 by Joe FitzPatrick on 4 March 2024, how funding decisions are made in relation to the applications that it receives for Regeneration Capital Grant funding.

Question reference: S6W-26025

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 07 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 15 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-25697 by Joe FitzPatrick on 4 March 2024, how the remaining £22.8 million of the £45.8 million of funding for 2024-25 will be split between the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and the Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme.