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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 25 February 2024
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Question reference: S6W-25505

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on (a) the scope of its post-implementation review of short-term let licensing and (b) when it expects this review to be completed.

Question reference: S6W-25506

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 13 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any further consideration that it has given to excluding home swapping from the short-term let licensing scheme.

Question reference: S6O-03066

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how its Budget for 2024-25 will support the delivery of local services in the Mid Scotland and Fife region.

Question reference: S6O-03037

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 31 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the former Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland, should make himself available to the Parliament to answer questions, in relation to matters for which he was responsible in his former role, in connection with Horizon information technology prosecutions in Scotland.   

Question reference: S6O-03007

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will update its guidance to local authorities on planning rules for short-term lets, in light of the recent ruling from the Court of Session that deemed the City of Edinburgh Council’s planning guidance for businesses on short-term lets to be unlawful.

Question reference: S6W-23176

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 20 November 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Claire Baker (on behalf of the SPCB) on 5 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will publish all correspondence between Michael Matheson and SPCB staff regarding his expenses claim for roaming charges in Morocco.

Question reference: S6O-02756

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what policy changes it has implemented as a result of issues raised in the New Deal for Business Group Report on progress and recommendations.

Question reference: S6O-02713

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the total cost of its Building a New Scotland series of papers, including the recently published Migration to Scotland after independence paper.

Question reference: S6W-22464

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 26 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 7 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to promote the use of sustainable aviation fuel by the sector in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-22465

  • Asked by: Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 26 October 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 7 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what support it is providing to enable the production of sustainable aviation fuel in Scotland and reduce reliance on imports.