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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 21 July 2024
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Question reference: S6W-28032

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jim Fairlie on 10 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the NatureScot licensing review.

Question reference: S6O-03581

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 06 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether a simplified employment process could be introduced for temporary staff working for just two or three days, for reasons such as covering sickness.

Question reference: S6O-03558

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 05 June 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 12 June 2024

To ask the Scottish Government when councillors’ pay is expected to rise.

Question reference: S6O-03484

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any impact on the food and drink sector of reports that many food and drink businesses are owned and controlled from outwith Scotland.  

Question reference: S6T-01996

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 20 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is regarding any implications for community safety to the events that occurred in Trongate, Glasgow, following Celtic Football Club’s league title win.

Question reference: S6O-03380

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 2 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its involvement in the proposals for Glasgow to potentially host the Commonwealth Games in 2026.

Question reference: S6W-26215

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 15 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Claire Baker (on behalf of the SPCB) on 15 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body whether it will provide an update on printer maintenance and any other maintenance issues within the MSP block.

Question reference: S6O-03282

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 28 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport's recommendations for the future delivery of the regional bus network.

Question reference: S6O-03185

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what cross-government action it is taking to improve island connectivity, in order to support measures to increase the population of Scotland's islands.

Question reference: S6O-03006

  • Asked by: John Mason, MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether a greater increase in the Scottish Child Payment or a Council Tax freeze will do more to help families in poverty.