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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 26 May 2024
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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.

Question reference: S6W-21726

  • 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 Joe FitzPatrick on 20 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many decisions to refuse onshore wind development with a capacity of less than 50 megawatts have been upheld by the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division.

Question reference: S6W-21725

  • 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 Joe FitzPatrick on 20 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many decisions to refuse applications for onshore wind development with a capacity of less than 50 megawatts have been overturned by the Planning and Environmental Appeals Division.

Question reference: S6W-21720

  • 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 9 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of anticipated community benefit payments have been successfully made to the affected communities in each year since 2007, broken down by local authority area.

Question reference: S6W-21727

  • 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 9 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what the total value of community benefit payments paid to local communities by onshore renewable developers has been in each year since 2007, broken down by local authority area.

Question reference: S6O-02598

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
  • Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 4 October 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether the provision of health services across the Highlands and Islands region meets the needs of local communities.

Question reference: S6W-21334

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 27 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to amend its proposals for the planned Agriculture Bill to provide greater support for farming families.

Question reference: S6W-21335

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 27 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how its proposed Agriculture Bill will encourage young people to (a) stay in the farming sector and (b) see farming and agriculture as a potential career.

Question reference: S6W-21339

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 21 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 27 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the concerns reportedly raised during its consultation on the proposed Agriculture Bill, that some farmers would be reluctant to share their data under the legislation.

Question reference: S6W-21670

  • Asked by: Jamie Halcro Johnston, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 22 September 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 27 September 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how it has factored the role of young people into its proposed Agriculture Bill.