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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 2 February 2023
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Question reference: S6W-14705

  • Asked by: Clare Adamson, MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 01 February 2023
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answer expected on 1 March 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on work to develop a strategy to support the culture sector’s international connections and ambitions.

Question reference: S6W-14429

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 27 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Elena Whitham on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what consideration it has given to allowing licensing boards to charge more than £10 for an occasional licence where the cost of administering the licensing is significantly higher than £10.

Question reference: S6W-14288

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendation in Coming Home Implementation: A report from the working group on complex care and delayed discharge, whether it has established a National Peer Support Network.

Question reference: S6W-14286

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendation in Coming Home Implementation: A report from the working group on complex care and delayed discharge, whether it will provide an update on the establishment of a National Support Panel, including what its (a) role and (b) remit is, or will be.

Question reference: S6W-14284

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendation in Coming Home Implementation: A report from the working group on complex care and delayed discharge, what it has done to increase the amount of available evidence for, and to explore the issues related to, people with enduring mental health conditions who are subject to delayed discharge from hospital.

Question reference: S6W-14274

  • Asked by: Katy Clark, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 24 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Elena Whitham on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service in response to reports that the number of warrants for entry that have been granted has trebled since 2020.

Question reference: S6W-14285

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the recommendation in Coming Home Implementation: A report from the working group on complex care and delayed discharge, whether it will provide an update on what it has done to develop the Dynamic Support Register into a tool for national use.

Question reference: S6W-14239

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 24 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether both of Scotland's Freeports should be based in the east of the country.  

Question reference: S6W-14190

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) projects and (b) people have been supported through the Digital Inclusion Fund.

Question reference: S6W-14238

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 24 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by John Swinney on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what it considers the potential economic impact will be for areas that unsuccessfully bid for Freeports.