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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 14 July 2024
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Question reference: S5W-33189

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 11 November 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 2 December 2020

To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that positive COVID-19 test results reach relevant health professionals, such as general practitioners, promptly.

Question reference: S5W-33174

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 11 November 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 25 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of international evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to COVID-19 severity, whether it will fund the provision of vitamin D supplements for all people in Scotland.

Question reference: S5W-33029

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 04 November 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 20 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government when the NHS Scotland sustainability strategy will be published.

Question reference: S5W-32880

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 17 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to provide online learning resources for schools and teachers to support pupils who need to learn from home due to COVID-19.

Question reference: S5F-04568

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 16 November 2020
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 19 November 2020

Question to be taken in the Chamber.

Question reference: S5W-32790

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 26 October 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 11 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has condemned the reported attacks on LGBT+ people and LGBT+ activists in Poland.

Question reference: S5W-32791

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 26 October 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 11 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government when it last met a representative of the Polish Government, and whether the reported poor treatment of LGBT+ people and LGBT+ activists in Poland was raised.

Question reference: S5W-32951

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 02 November 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 10 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it is reconsidering its position on the use of glyphosate, in light of recent bans on its use in Austria and Germany.

Question reference: S5W-32950

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 02 November 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 10 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has plans to discourage the use of glyphosate.

Question reference: S5W-32949

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 02 November 2020
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 10 November 2020

To ask the Scottish Government what data it collects on the use of glyphosate.