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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 22 April 2024
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Question reference: S6O-03340

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what it anticipates the impact will be of reported reductions to college budgets in the north east.

Question reference: S6W-26336

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Fiona Hyslop on 11 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-08117 by Jenny Gilruth on 6 May 2022, whether all of the deliverables of the rail improvement project are expected to be completed by the end of 2026, and what has been achieved by the project since the previous question was answered in May 2022.

Question reference: S6O-03315

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 10 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to figures showing that there has been a decrease in the number of new homes started in 2023 compared with 2022.

Question reference: S6W-26191

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 15 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 9 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-24425 by Jenny Gilruth on 22 January 2024, whether it will provide an update on whether it has established the cost of (a) consulting on, (b) establishing, (c) launching and (d) the ongoing running of the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE); whether it will publish any updates regarding the work to establish the CTE by the Education Reform Programme, and, in light of its previous answer confirming that the costs had not been established at that stage, on what basis it determined that there will be sufficient funding for the CTE through "repurposing investment currently directed to Regional Improvement Collaboratives".

Question reference: S6W-26483

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 26 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 24 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the potential impact of any reduction in funding to Skills Development Scotland on the skills base for retrofitting homes in line with Scotland's Climate Change Plan.

Question reference: S6W-26168

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 14 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 26 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on introducing guidance in schools on prohibiting the use of mobile phones throughout the school day, which is equivalent to the UK Government's Mobile Phones in Schools guidance, and, if it is the case that it plans to introduce such an initiative, what the timescale is for doing so.

Question reference: S6W-26174

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 14 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Paul McLennan on 21 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether a survey report, as provided for in schedule 1 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (Prescribed Documents) Regulations 2008, should contain an assessment of the presence or otherwise of reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete in the subject building.

Question reference: S6W-25962

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 04 March 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 15 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-20705 by Jenny Gilruth on 19 September 2023, whether it will provide a breakdown by local authority of the change in the number of pupil support assistants in schools between 2018 and 2024.

Question reference: S6W-25755

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 9 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what support it has provided to Aberdeen City Council to assist the local authority's investigatory works in relation to reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

Question reference: S6W-25754

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 23 February 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 8 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what funding it (a) has allocated and (b) plans to allocate to Aberdeen City Council to assist with the local authority's investigatory works in relation to reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).