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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-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: 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-26369

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 5 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made towards the creation of an offshore training and skills passport.

Question reference: S6W-26036

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 07 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 21 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on what impact its proposals for energy performance certificate (EPC) reform will have on its proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill.

Question reference: S6W-26037

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 07 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 21 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has considered introducing targets for public sector organisations to make their buildings energy efficient.

Question reference: S6W-26014

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 08 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 18 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met with the UK Government regarding electricity grid development in Scotland, and what was discussed.

Question reference: S6W-26016

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 08 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 18 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the level of investment in (a) electricity and (b) gas grid investment in Scotland that is funded through energy standing charges.

Question reference: S6W-26035

  • Asked by: Sarah Boyack, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 07 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 14 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met Ofgem, and what was discussed.