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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 23 June 2024
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Question reference: S5W-03689

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 11 October 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 25 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to questions S5O-00104 and S5O-00193 by Jamie Hepburn on 7 September (Official Report, c. 15) and 28 September 2016 respectively, whether the independent analysis of the responses to its consultation of the Apprenticeship Levy has been completed and, if not, by what date it expects this to be finalised; whether it will publish the findings of the analysis, and when it would then publish guidance on implementing the levy.

Question reference: S5W-02645

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 13 September 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Aileen Campbell on 27 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what impact closing the Mountain Weather Information Service would have on North East Scotland.

Question reference: S5O-00206

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 21 September 2016
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it has taken since January 2016 to improve air quality in Aberdeen.

Question reference: S5O-00158

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 14 September 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 21 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how the programme of closures of emergency call centres in Aberdeen and Inverness is progressing.

Question reference: S5W-02088

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 August 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 15 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its strategy is to recruit for any unfilled psychiatrist posts and encourage more people into the profession and what specific action it is taking to recruit for NHS (a) Grampian and (b) Tayside.

Question reference: S5W-02087

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 August 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 15 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many psychiatrists are employed and operational and how many psychiatrist posts are vacant at (a) NHS Grampian and (b) NHS Tayside.

Question reference: S5W-02089

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 August 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 15 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many trainee psychiatrists are registered with the NHS and how many trainee psychiatrist posts are vacant in (a) NHS Grampian, (b) NHS Tayside and (c) the rest of the NHS.

Question reference: S5W-01387

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 12 July 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 9 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how much money it has provided to (a) each airport and (b) support air travel in each of the last five years, and what information it has on how this has been used.

Question reference: S5W-00977

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 21 June 2016
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 13 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to refurbish the neurosciences ward at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and when work will commence.

Question reference: S5F-00084

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 13 June 2016
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 16 June 2016

To ask the First Minister what progress the Scottish Government is making to reduce the availability of unhealthy products in schools.