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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 27 May 2024
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Question reference: S6O-03505

  • Current Status: Withdrawn

Question reference: S6O-03454

  • Current Status: Withdrawn

Question reference: S6W-26932

  • Asked by: David Torrance, MSP for Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 19 April 2024
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Shona Robison on 19 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its commitment to pursue the devolution of powers for a Building Safety Levy in Scotland.

Question reference: S6O-03222

  • Asked by: David Torrance, MSP for Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 13 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 20 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how the projects and activities that it funds through its international development programmes contribute to promoting human rights.

Question reference: S6O-03163

  • Asked by: David Torrance, MSP for Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 6 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has received a final report from the Scottish Local Authorities Remuneration Committee.  

Question reference: S6O-03096

  • Asked by: David Torrance, MSP for Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the progress in delivering the actions and aims contained in the Framework for Chronic Pain Service Delivery.

Question reference: S6O-03083

  • Asked by: David Torrance, MSP for Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that all legal predator control is carried out in a way that is consistent with best practice in animal welfare standards.

Question reference: S6O-02967

  • Asked by: David Torrance, MSP for Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 January 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 17 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work it is undertaking to deliver its commitments on participatory and deliberative democracy.

Question reference: S6O-02841

  • Current Status: Withdrawn

Question reference: S6O-02803

  • Asked by: David Torrance, MSP for Kirkcaldy, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government when it last engaged with the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and other relevant UK Government departments regarding the provision of future agricultural funding for Scotland.