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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-14577

  • Asked by: Brian Whittle, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 31 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 28 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the anticipated impact on (a) public health, particularly in relation to cases of Lyme disease and (b) biodiversity and the wider environment, of its decision to cease funding for chemical or mechanised control of bracken through the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme.

Question reference: S6W-14550

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 31 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 28 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it undertakes any mental health and wellbeing impact assessments in formulating new policy, and, if this is not the case, whether it will consider creating a mental health impact assessment tool, as recommended by the Mental Health Foundation.

Question reference: S6W-14549

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 31 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 28 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support mental health services in (a) NHS boards and (b) the third sector in mitigating any detrimental impact of the cost of living crisis upon mental wellbeing.

Question reference: S6W-14569

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 31 January 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answer expected on 28 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what modifications it has made to the PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 standards to take account of Scottish climate, housing stock and energy efficiency requirements.

Question reference: S6W-14414

  • Asked by: Craig Hoy, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 31 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 28 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to improve the healing rates through a reduced rate of major amputations amongst people with diabetes.

Question reference: S6W-14567

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 31 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 28 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) colleges and (b) training providers offer PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 training courses in Scotland, and what information it has on how this compares with the UK as a whole.

Question reference: S6W-14551

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 31 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 28 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS 111 staff are trained to identify pressures of financial strain in callers and signpost to money advice services if appropriate.

Question reference: S6W-14348

  • Asked by: Miles Briggs, MSP for Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 26 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 31 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many homes have been built through the Islands Housing Fund in each year since 2016-17.

Question reference: S6W-14583

  • Asked by: Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: Monday, 30 January 2023
  • Current Status: Initiated by the Scottish Government. Answered by Tom Arthur on 31 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on plans to hold a consultation on community wealth building legislation.

Question reference: S6W-14462

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 27 January 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 31 January 2023

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-09911 by Shona Robison on 18 August 2022, how many new homes have been built through the (a) Rural Housing Fund and (b) Islands Housing Fund in each year since 2016-17.