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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: S4W-06445

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 March 2012
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Stewart Stevenson on 26 March 2012

To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will consult on simplifying the Carbon Reduction Commitment.

Question reference: S4O-00866

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 March 2012
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Executive what support it provides to veterans.

Question reference: S4W-06262

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 16 March 2012
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Richard Lochhead on 16 March 2012

To ask the Scottish Executive when it will provide an update on the Dounreay waste substitution policy for radioactive waste arising from overseas research reactor fuel reprocessing contracts.

Question reference: S4O-00815

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 March 2012
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Executive what progress is being made on the recommendations of the Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services in relation to community planning.

Question reference: S4O-00732

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 February 2012
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Executive what steps it is taking to promote economic activity in rural areas.

Question reference: S4O-00690

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 February 2012
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body how it will monitor the progress of its policy on zero waste.

Question reference: S4O-00657

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 January 2012
  • Current Status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 2 February 2012

To ask the Scottish Executive what representations it has made to the UK Government on reducing the VAT rate for the domestic repair, maintenance and improvement sector, given the impact on small businesses.

Question reference: S4O-00576

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 11 January 2012
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Executive what recent discussions it has had with Vector Aerospace regarding potential job losses at Almondbank.

Question reference: S4O-00558

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 December 2011
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to raise awareness of the links between high blood pressure and other medical conditions.

Question reference: S4F-00291

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 21 November 2011
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2011

To ask the First Minister what representations the Scottish Government has made to the UK Government on the economy.