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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: S6O-03486

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 22 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how much money it has distributed to farmers to address any damage caused by recent flooding.

Question reference: S6W-26984

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 9 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how many school technicians were employed in Scotland in each of the last 10 years, broken down by local authority area.

Question reference: S6W-27078

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 26 April 2024
  • Current Status: Answered by Natalie Don on 9 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23633 by Jenny Gilruth on 21 December 2023, whether it has now completed the work to develop a clear picture of the scale and uptake of breakfast provision across Scotland, which was scheduled to be completed in spring 2024, and whether it will consider publishing, or otherwise making available, this work.

Question reference: S6O-03427

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 08 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 15 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the constitution secretary has had with ministerial colleagues regarding the delivery of its commitment to invest at least £100 million more in culture and the arts by the financial year 2028-29.  

Question reference: S6O-03411

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 May 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 8 May 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions the housing minister has had with ministerial colleagues regarding the potential impact of the New Build Heat Standard on the completion of new homes.

Question reference: S6T-01955

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 29 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 30 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the reported funding gap facing Scotland’s colleges.

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: Answered by Graeme Dey 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: S6F-03053

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 22 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25 April 2024

To ask the First Minister what impact he anticipates the Scottish Government's decision to remove the target to reduce emissions by 75% by 2030 will have on infrastructure projects throughout Scotland.

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.