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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 30 March 2023
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Question reference: S6W-15990

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 27 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to end any long shift patterns of its staff, in light of the findings of the article published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, Night shift work and risk of aggressive prostate cancer in the Norwegian Offshore Petroleum Workers (NOPW) cohort.

Question reference: S6W-15989

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 27 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-11906 by Shona Robison on 18 November 2022, whether it will provide an update on the status of each of the recommendations, broken down by each action from the review in (a) October 2021 and (b) July 2022.

Question reference: S6W-15948

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 14 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 27 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is, regarding any lessons that can be learned regarding cancer prevention in Scotland, to the article, Night shift work and risk of aggressive prostate cancer in the Norwegian Offshore Petroleum Workers (NOPW) cohort, in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

Question reference: S6W-15862

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 10 March 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 27 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will commission research into private rented sector landlord exits, using the methodology described by BuiltPlace in its February 2023 Market Commentary, dated 1 March 2023, of comparing sale and Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) data by Unique Property Reference Number.

Question reference: S6W-15804

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 10 March 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 27 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to questions S6W-14992 and S6W-14994 by Shona Robison on 7 March 2023, whether it will publish (a) the initial recommendations and (b) its response to Freedom of Information request FOI/202300342482, and what its reasons are for not doing so to date.

Question reference: S6W-16005

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 17 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 25 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it allocated from the Young Patients Family Fund to each NHS board in 2022-23, and what its proposed allocations are for 2023-24.

Question reference: S6W-16006

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 17 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 25 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how much of the Young Patients Family Fund it has spent in 2022-23 to date.

Question reference: S6W-16007

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 17 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Maree Todd on 25 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it will receive the Young Patients Family Fund expenditure figures from NHS boards detailing expenditure on (a) travel, (b) accommodation and (c) other expenses.

Question reference: S6W-16012

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 20 March 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 23 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what the Scottish Assessors Association's data deficiencies are that mean that it cannot pay Warm Home Discount direct to those who have the same circumstances as Core Group 2 in England and Wales, and what assessment it has undertaken of how to overcome those data deficiencies.

Question reference: S6W-16013

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 20 March 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 23 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether the National Public Energy Agency will be enabled to deliver automatic payments of Warm Home Discount to the Broader Group as part of its function of streamlining and centralising advice, so that those in the Broader Group do not need to apply for the support.