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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 24 February 2024
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Question reference: S6O-03100

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to GP practices to help them transition to a telephone appointment queuing system.  

Question reference: S6W-25501

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 13 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 12 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much it will allocate from its capital budget for the redevelopment of Ardrossan Harbour in (a) 2024-25 and (b) subsequent financial years.

Question reference: S6W-25285

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 5 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action is being taken to improve the accessibility of GP appointments.

Question reference: S6W-24347

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 30 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government for what reason it is reportedly difficult for patients to return NHS equipment that they have been loaned back to the NHS board.

Question reference: S6W-24348

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 30 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what steps the NHS takes to retrieve equipment that it has loaned to patients.

Question reference: S6W-24349

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 30 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what the value is of equipment that has been loaned to patients by each NHS board in the last year for which figures are available.

Question reference: S6W-24351

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 30 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what additional social security benefits are awarded to claimants with autism, and what proof of diagnosis is required.

Question reference: S6W-24350

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 30 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what value of NHS equipment loaned to patients has been written off in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by NHS board.

Question reference: S6O-03052

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the UK Government regarding any charges levied by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for converting to, and investing in, net zero fishing vessels.

Question reference: S6W-24337

  • Asked by: Kenneth Gibson, MSP for Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 04 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 24 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has invested in flood prevention in each year since 1999.