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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 21 May 2024
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Question reference: S6W-27697

  • Asked by: Joe FitzPatrick, MSP for Dundee City West, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 17 May 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Jenni Minto on 20 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its plans to respond to the final report of the UK-wide Infected Blood Inquiry, which was published on 20 May 2024.

Question reference: S6O-01999

  • Asked by: Joe FitzPatrick, MSP for Dundee City West, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it last engaged with the UK Government regarding support available through future budgets to support agriculture in Scotland, including the replacement of EU agricultural funding. 

Question reference: S6W-14811

  • Asked by: Joe FitzPatrick, MSP for Dundee City West, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 09 February 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 8 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many baby boxes have been distributed in (a) Dundee and (b) the NHS Tayside area, in each year since the initiative was launched.

Question reference: S6O-01993

  • Asked by: Joe FitzPatrick, MSP for Dundee City West, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is, regarding the potential impact on Scotland, to the Windsor Framework.

Question reference: S6O-01853

  • Asked by: Joe FitzPatrick, MSP for Dundee City West, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its action to recruit more foster carers.

Question reference: S6O-01783

  • Asked by: Joe FitzPatrick, MSP for Dundee City West, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 11 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on any investment arising from the Tay Cities Deal.

Question reference: S6W-13743

  • Asked by: Joe FitzPatrick, MSP for Dundee City West, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 10 January 2023
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Kevin Stewart on 11 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made by the Independent Oversight and Assurance Group on Tayside’s Mental Health Services on ensuring that partners across Tayside are making improvements to the delivery of mental health services, and that progress has been made on responding to the findings and recommendations in the report, Trust and Respect, published in February 2020.

Question reference: S6W-12027

  • Asked by: Joe FitzPatrick, MSP for Dundee City West, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 09 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Elena Whitham on 16 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what assistance it is offering to the Fire Brigade's Union's DECON campaign to help firefighters protect themselves and others from harmful contaminants, in light of a reported study from the University of Central Lancashire stating that firefighters are four times more likely to get cancer than the average working person, due to toxic contaminants released during fires.

Question reference: S6O-01457

  • Asked by: Joe FitzPatrick, MSP for Dundee City West, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its Trafficking and Exploitation Strategy.

Question reference: S6W-11255

  • Asked by: Joe FitzPatrick, MSP for Dundee City West, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 30 September 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 14 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government which (a) children's and (b) adults' organisations in Dundee have received funding from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.