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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 15 June 2024
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Question reference: S5W-35523

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 February 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 24 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether people living with HIV will be able to access the COVID-19 vaccine through their HIV clinic, as is the case in England and Wales.

Question reference: S5F-04923

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 March 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 March 2021

Question to be taken in Chamber.

Question reference: S5F-04881

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 08 March 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 11 March 2021

Question to be taken in Chamber.

Question reference: S5W-35574

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 February 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 8 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what data it is collecting regarding how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of BAME people.

Question reference: S5W-35524

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 February 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 8 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what financial support is being provided to English language schools that have had to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Question reference: S5W-35530

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 February 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Clare Haughey on 5 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking in response to reports that the mental health of BAME men has been the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Question reference: S5W-35521

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 25 February 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 4 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government how it engages with people who have lived experienced of long-term COVID-19 symptoms when devising support for people with long-COVID.

Question reference: S5O-05092

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 March 2021
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on working towards making Scotland the world's first rewilding nation.

Question reference: S5T-02690

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 01 March 2021
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 2 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the detection of the so-called Brazilian variant of COVID-19 in Scotland.

Question reference: S5W-35226

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 15 February 2021
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 1 March 2021

To ask the Scottish Government what support is being provided to student social workers who are unable to obtain placements and whose qualification might be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.