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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 25 February 2024
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Question reference: S6W-25752

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether health professionals are offered training and educational resources in relation to chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia.

Question reference: S6W-25749

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what action the Chronic Pain Task Force (a) has taken to date and (b) plans to take in the future regarding services for people affected by fibromyalgia, and whether the Task Force has any professional members with particular expertise in treating or aiding fibromyalgia patients.

Question reference: S6W-25750

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to mark International Fibromyalgia Day 2024.

Question reference: S6W-25615

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of any reasons for the reportedly high level of pneumonia (mycoplasma pneumoniae) infections in the five- to 14-year-old age group recorded in recent Public Health Scotland data.

Question reference: S6W-25614

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what plans are in place to strengthen surveillance and monitoring systems for pneumonia (mycoplasma pneumoniae) infections, in order to promptly identify any emerging trends or clusters and take proactive measures to prevent further spread.

Question reference: S6W-25616

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what specific measures are being taken to address any high levels of pneumonia (mycoplasma pneumoniae) infections recorded in recent Public Health Scotland data.

Question reference: S6W-25617

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 22 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 7 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what steps are being taken to enhance public awareness and education regarding pneumonia (mycoplasma pneumoniae) infections, particularly among any parents, caregivers and educators of children aged five to 14 who may have concerns, in light of any sustained levels of infections recorded in recent Public Health Scotland data.

Question reference: S6W-25057

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider implementing any of the recommendations in the Climate Emergency Response Group report, Committing to delivery: Certainty and leadership for a just transition to a net zero, climate resilient future for Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-24894

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Monday, 29 January 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 22 February 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how it marked Clean Air Day on 15 June 2023.

Question reference: S6W-25643

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 6 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will consider introducing a free period products scheme on all ScotRail trains for customers and employees, to ensure that people have access to the essential products that they may need whilst travelling.