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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 22 April 2024
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Question reference: S6O-03326

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 24 April 2024

To ask the Scottish Government how data from the most recent Scottish census is being used.

Question reference: S6O-03275

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 27 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis it has undertaken of the impact of its 2024-25 Budget on the Highlands and Islands region.

Question reference: S6O-03189

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 March 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 March 2024

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on what steps it is taking to support the fishing industry.

Question reference: S6O-03031

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 31 January 2024

To ask the Scottish Government what its priorities are for tackling crime and antisocial behaviour in the Highlands and Islands.

Question reference: S6O-02866

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 06 December 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 13 December 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it will support small businesses over the coming months.

Question reference: S6O-02776

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 23 November 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many health services across the Highlands and Islands have been downgraded or lost entirely over the last 16 years.

Question reference: S6W-21722

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for onshore wind development with a capacity in excess of 50 megawatts have been withdrawn by the applicant in each of the past 10 years, broken down by local authority area.

Question reference: S6W-21721

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for onshore wind development with a capacity in excess of 50 megawatts have been submitted in each of the past 10 years, broken down by local authority area.

Question reference: S6W-21723

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for onshore wind development with a capacity in excess of 50 megawatts have been granted in each of the past 10 years, broken down by local authority area.

Question reference: S6W-21724

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 25 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Gillian Martin on 23 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications for onshore wind development with a capacity in excess of 50 megawatts have been granted against the recommendation of the relevant local authority in each of the past 10 years, broken down by local authority area.