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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 1 April 2023
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Question reference: S6O-02082

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what community benefit citizens should expect from energy-related developments in their local area. 

Question reference: S6O-02020

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 March 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support families whose children have died as a result of illegal drugs.

Question reference: S6O-01937

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what gender-specific risk and safety planning is carried out to support Ukrainian refugees at the point of their arrival in Scotland, as well as in the medium and long term.

Question reference: S6O-01892

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 02 February 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 9 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, of the recorded homicide figures in 2021-22, what percentage of women murdered were killed by a partner or ex-partner.

Question reference: S6O-01831

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

Question reference: S6O-01794

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, 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 action it is taking to address fuel poverty in North Ayrshire. 

Question reference: S6O-01640

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 1 December 2022

To ask the Scottish Government how citizens can influence energy consent planning decisions made under the section 36 application process.

Question reference: S6O-01331

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 7 September 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the increase in the number of children in temporary accommodation, as reported in the annual Homelessness in Scotland statistics.

Question reference: S6O-01287

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 June 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made on ensuring that all voters in Scotland can exercise their right to a secret vote in Scottish elections.

Question reference: S6O-01260

  • Asked by: Ruth Maguire, MSP for Cunninghame South, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 June 2022
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 22 June 2022

To ask the Scottish Government what its latest assessment is of the impact of Brexit on Scotland's economy.