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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 14 July 2024
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Question reference: S4W-00126

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 May 2011
  • Current Status: Answered by Kenny MacAskill on 2 June 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been and how many cautions have been issued for the offence of causing or inciting provision by child of sexual services or child pornography under the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005 in each police board area in each year since 2005.

Question reference: S4W-00127

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 May 2011
  • Current Status: Answered by Kenny MacAskill on 2 June 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been and how many cautions have been issued for the offence of controlling a child providing sexual services or involved in pornography under the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005 in each police board area in each year since 2005.

Question reference: S4W-00128

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 May 2011
  • Current Status: Answered by Kenny MacAskill on 2 June 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been and how many cautions have been issued for the offence of arranging or facilitating provision by child of sexual services or child pornography under the Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2005 in each police board area in each year since 2005.

Question reference: S4W-00124

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 May 2011
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 31 May 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive what progress it has made on the commitments set out in the 2003 guidance, Vulnerable Children and Young People: Sexual Exploitation Through Prostitution, and what actions remain outstanding.

Question reference: S4W-00125

  • Asked by: Alison Johnstone, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Green Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 May 2011
  • Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 31 May 2011

To ask the Scottish Executive what plans it has to update the 2003 guidance, Vulnerable Children and Young People: Sexual Exploitation Through Prostitution, to include all forms of child sexual exploitation and reflect the growing use of mobile and internet technologies in such crimes.