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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 26 May 2024
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Question reference: S6W-26669

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what support it is putting in place for any patients with diabetes who have taken part in a hybrid closed loop system study and have recently been informed that they must revert to their previous care once the study has completed, due to a lack of funding.

Question reference: S6W-26672

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of patients with diabetes it anticipates will be offered the option to transfer to a hybrid closed loop system as part of their insulin management during the financial year 2024-25, broken down by NHS board.

Question reference: S6W-26671

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making on achieving priority 8 of its Diabetes Improvement Plan "to accelerate the development and roll-out of innovative solutions to improve treatment, care and quality of life of people living with diabetes".

Question reference: S6W-26620

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 02 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many new overflow monitors have been installed by Scottish Water since its Improving Urban Waters Routemap was published in 2021, broken down by year.

Question reference: S6W-26673

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenni Minto on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to NHS Lothian to transfer patients with diabetes from their current treatment to a hybrid closed loop system, where this is appropriate for them.

Question reference: S6W-26856

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 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-26694

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 05 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 April 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: S6T-01932

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what potential impact the proposed Berwick Bank offshore windfarm not being included in the Contracts for Difference Allocation Round 6 will have on achieving Scotland’s climate targets.

Question reference: S6W-26695

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 05 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 19 April 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-26696

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 05 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 19 April 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.