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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 29 March 2023
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Question reference: S6W-16174

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged:
  • Current Status: Awaiting answer

To ask the Scottish Government what measures Transport Scotland has in place to monitor the success rates of the tree planting that it carried out along the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

Question reference: S6W-16189

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 25 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what date it anticipates that the public consultation on the revised Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) teaching guidance will be launched.

Question reference: S6W-16259

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 25 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of pupils in rural schools undertake a college course at school compared with those in urban schools.

Question reference: S6W-16265

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 25 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to implement a similar model to the Norwegian mobile seal capture unit in order to manage seal populations in Scotland.

Question reference: S6W-16260

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 25 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many schools are currently mothballed, broken down by local authority area.

Question reference: S6W-16263

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 25 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government by (a) what area covered and (b) how many cameras the CCTV coverage at the State Hospital, Carstairs, has increased since 2018.

Question reference: S6W-16264

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 March 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answer expected on 25 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what review it has undertaken of Mowi Scotland's continuation of its current open-net farming operations in Scotland, in light of Mowi’s decision to end open-net farming in Canada and Norway due to the impact on wild fish.

Question reference: S6W-16261

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 25 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what guidance exists regarding mothballed schools.

Question reference: S6W-16262

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 25 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what impact assessments are required to be undertaken in relation to pupils affected by mothballed schools.

Question reference: S6W-16188

  • Asked by: Alexander Burnett, MSP for Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 28 March 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 25 April 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on when the revised guidance for the Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood (RSHP) curriculum for 2023-24 will be published.