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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 4 June 2023
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Question reference: S6W-17972

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 30 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05651 by Maree Todd on 20 January 2022, whether sportscotland has allocated funding to support the development of a tennis centre at Park of Keir for the financial year 2023-24.

Question reference: S6W-17939

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 12 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 25 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-14072 by Jenny Gilruth on 31 January 2023, whether it will provide an update on how many young people have now received a free bus pass through the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel scheme, broken down by local authority area, based on the latest information available.

Question reference: S6W-17938

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 12 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 25 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-14071 by Jenny Gilruth on 31 January 2023, whether it will provide an update on how many journeys have been completed by young people using a free bus pass through the Young Persons' (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel scheme, based on the latest information available.

Question reference: S6W-18009

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to the H100 Fife project to date, including through the Scottish Budget 2023-24.

Question reference: S6W-18010

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 16 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it will be evaluating the success of the H100 Fife trial project, including whether it plans to assess the (a) cost and (b) energy efficiency of the project by comparing green hydrogen heating with electrified heating.

Question reference: S6W-18102

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 19 May 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 6 June 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a full breakdown of its spend on Nature Networks from the Scottish Budget 2022-23.

Question reference: S6W-17572

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 28 April 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 11 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to Friends of the Earth Scotland's latest report, On the Move: Investing in public transport to meet carbon targets and create jobs, which found that increased investment in public transport could create 22,000 direct and 416,000 direct/indirect jobs in Scotland's transport sector, while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Question reference: S6W-17526

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 27 April 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 11 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment has been made of any climate implications of redefining the definition of deep peat from 40cm to 30cm in relation to the muirburn licensing provisions of the Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill.

Question reference: S6W-17573

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 28 April 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 11 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to reduce car kilometres by 20% by 2030, in light of the Friends of the Earth Scotland's latest report, On the Move: Investing in public transport to meet carbon targets and create jobs, which estimates that, in order to meet Scotland's emissions targets, it would need to shift 6 billion car kilometres a year by 2030 to public transport and active travel.

Question reference: S6W-17722

  • Asked by: Mark Ruskell, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 02 May 2023
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Lorna Slater on 5 May 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the publication of Dr Church’s second report on the decarbonisation of residual waste infrastructure in Scotland on 3 February 2023, when it plans to publish its response.