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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-26463

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made towards the commitment to protect 30% of land and sea for nature by 2030.

Question reference: S6W-26464

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-19781 by Lorna Slater on 21 July 2023, whether it still plans to publish an update to its Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan.

Question reference: S6W-26465

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government on what date it expects to publish the results of its consultation on Scotland’s Strategic Framework for Biodiversity.

Question reference: S6W-26856

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 29 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it remains committed to allocating £80 million on carbon capture, utilisation and storage, in light of no provision being made in the Budget for 2024-25.

Question reference: S6W-26670

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 11 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 10 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has provided to each NHS board in each of the last three years to support an increase in the provision of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors.

Question reference: S6O-03302

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making in implementing its Diabetes Improvement Plan.  

Question reference: S6W-26696

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 05 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 3 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the average number of working hours was spent on processing an environmental impact assessment (EIA) request for screening under section 8 of the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 in (a) 2019, (b) 2020, (c) 2021, (d) 2022 and (e) 2023.

Question reference: S6W-26694

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 05 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 3 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the average time was for a response to a scoping opinion request submitted under section 12 of the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 in (a) 2019, (b) 2020, (c) 2021, (d) 2022 and (e) 2023.

Question reference: S6W-26695

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 05 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 3 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the average number of working hours was spent on processing an environmental impact assessment (EIA) scoping request under section 12 of the Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 in (a) 2019, (b) 2020, (c) 2021, (d) 2022 and (e) 2023.

Question reference: S6W-26693

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 05 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 3 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for electricity generators under 50MW were submitted to planning authorities under the Electricity Act 1989 in (a) 2015, (b) 2019, (c) 2022 and (d) 2023.