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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 17 June 2024
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Question reference: S6O-02011

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to prevent foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. 

Question reference: S6O-01861

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 2 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the development of a Menopause Specialist Network.

Question reference: S6O-01835

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 26 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it is tackling the gender pay gap.

Question reference: S6O-01799

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 11 January 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 19 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to help recovery from adverse childhood experiences.

Question reference: S6O-01711

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 December 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it is addressing any impact of the EU Withdrawal Agreement on the seed potato sector. 

Question reference: S6W-12868

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 05 December 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Neil Gray on 12 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what engagement it has had with the UK Government regarding the graduate visa scheme, with a view to allowing overseas nationals to remain in Scotland for longer than two years after successfully completing a course.

Question reference: S6F-01585

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 28 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 December 2022

To ask the First Minister what impact any proposed reduction in the number of overseas student visas will have on Scottish universities.

Question reference: S6W-12106

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 10 November 2022
  • Current Status: Answered by Christina McKelvie on 23 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on the repatriation of funding from the Dick Bequest, which was reportedly gained through slavery in Jamaica and is used to fund educational projects in Aberdeenshire.

Question reference: S6O-01593

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on progress on the A96 appraisal.

Question reference: S6O-01516

  • Asked by: Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 02 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 November 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the training of advanced clinical practitioners.