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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 1 April 2023
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Question reference: S6O-02074

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, 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 its position is on whether Scotland’s digital economy will benefit from the UK Government’s revised digital strategy.

Question reference: S6O-01870

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what cross-government assessment it has made of the impact of its Covid Recovery policies, including whether any might continue into the future.

Question reference: S6W-12515

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it has made on delivering Action (a) 46 and (b) 47 in the Cancer Strategy for Children and Young People in Scotland 2021–2026.

Question reference: S6W-12516

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 8 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to meet the psychological support needs of teenagers and young adults, aged 13 to 24, with cancer in (a) the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley constituency, (b) Ayrshire and Arran and (c) Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-01589

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how its proposed renewables revolution will benefit the Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley constituency.

Question reference: S6O-01456

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, 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 consider additional measures to deal with the reported increase in antisocial behaviour, including on the bus network.

Question reference: S6O-01416

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 5 October 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the rural affairs secretary has had with the public health minister regarding how it will ensure the safety and quality of food sold in Scotland in the event that the UK Government proceeds with its Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill proposals.

Question reference: S6O-01355

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 07 September 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what conclusions it has reached through its monitoring of the Community Payback Order scheme on its effectiveness at reducing reoffending.

Question reference: S6O-01337

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what next steps the Programme for Government proposes for Scotland’s international office network.

Question reference: S6W-10328

  • Asked by: Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 16 August 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 22 August 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its timetable for extending the framework for licensing of activities involving animals to include performing animals and animal encounters (mobile zoos).