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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 21 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-28535

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 August 2024

To ask the Scottish Government by what date, at the latest, it will have concluded the review and business case for upgrading Ardrossan Harbour.

Question reference: S6W-28476

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 July 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 31 July 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any skills shortages within the Scottish hospitality sector, and what action it is taking to address any such shortages.

Question reference: S6O-03595

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 12 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 19 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Scottish Association for Marine Science regarding its research into reducing the deaths of cetaceans from fishing line entanglements.

Question reference: S6O-03577

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps it is taking to increase the number of GPs.

Question reference: S6O-03506

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how its Rural Affordable Homes for Key Workers Fund will help tackle island depopulation.  

Question reference: S6W-26745

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 08 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) passengers, (b) cars, (c) lorries and (d) coaches were carried on the Ardrossan to Brodick ferry route in each of the last 20 years for which figures are available.

Question reference: S6W-26746

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 08 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) passengers, (b) cars, (c) lorries and (d) coaches were carried on the Lochranza to Claonaig and Tarbert ferry route in each of the last 20 years for which figures are available.

Question reference: S6W-26747

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 08 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) passengers, (b) cars, (c) lorries and (d) coaches were carried on the Largs to Cumbrae ferry route in each of the last 20 years for which figures are available.

Question reference: S6W-26655

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 15 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-26239 by Shona Robison on 2 April 2024, whether it will provide the requested breakdown of these figures by year since 1 March 2006, and for what reason it did not provide this breakdown in its original answer.

Question reference: S6O-03299

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 17 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how Crown Estate Scotland supports marine tourism in coastal communities.