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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 27 March 2023
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Question reference: S6O-02069

  • Asked by: Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what impact the UK Government's Spring Budget will have on implementing the Covid Recovery Strategy.

Question reference: S6O-02060

  • Asked by: Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what plans are in place to eliminate any spillages of sewage from the sewer network into rivers and lochs.

Question reference: S6O-02008

  • Asked by: Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what impact increases in prices and energy costs have had on the ability of NHS boards to deliver capital projects.

Question reference: S6W-14583

  • Asked by: Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 30 January 2023
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Tom Arthur on 31 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on plans to hold a consultation on community wealth building legislation.

Question reference: S6O-01736

  • Asked by: Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has with the UK Government regarding reports of delays of payment of Energy Bills Support Scheme vouchers.

Question reference: S6O-01707

  • Asked by: Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the next steps are in implementing buffer zones outside abortion clinics in Scotland, in light of the UK Supreme Court judgement on this issue handed down on 7 December 2022.

Question reference: S6O-01604

  • Asked by: Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress of the work of the National Audiology Review Group on examining hearing services in NHS boards across Scotland and providing recommendations for a national plan for improvement.

Question reference: S6O-01545

  • Asked by: Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any communication it has had with the UK Government regarding the potential impact on Scotland of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill. 

Question reference: S6O-01474

  • Asked by: Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what the implications will be for its budget of recent changes in the UK Government's fiscal policy.

Question reference: S6O-01432

  • Asked by: Colin Beattie, MSP for , Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 6 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how the needs of mobile home residents will be incorporated in the final version of the strategy, A New Deal for Tenants.