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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-14045

  • Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 January 2023

    Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Current Status: Answered by Shona Robison on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how (a) the Scottish Government and (b) local authorities monitor the number of landlords with buy-to-let mortgages in arrears, and what steps it (i) has taken and (ii) will take to prevent tenants being evicted due to lender repossession.

Question reference: S6W-14029

  • Asked by: Rhoda Grant, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 18 January 2023
  • Current Status: Holding Answer by Jenny Gilruth on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government how many fatalities were recorded on the A9 between Perth and Inverness in each year from 2012 up to and including 2022.

Question reference: S6W-13832

  • Asked by: Liam Kerr, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 13 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Ivan McKee on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether any assessment has been conducted and will be published regarding its support to Scottish industry in relation to the research and development, manufacturing of, and the required skills to ensure the long-term maintenance of wind turbines.

Question reference: S6W-13664

  • Asked by: Jamie Greene, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: Friday, 06 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 1 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on how many customer complaints ScotRail has received since it was brought into public ownership.

Question reference: S6W-14552

  • 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 mental health professionals within the NHS are trained to identify pressures of financial strain in patients and signpost to money advice services if appropriate.

Question reference: S6W-14553

  • 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 how it is supporting any students living in Scotland who are facing food insecurity.

Question reference: S6W-14578

  • Asked by: Mercedes Villalba, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 31 January 2023
  • Current Status: Answer expected on 28 February 2023

To ask the Scottish Government whether any restrictions or controls are in place, during the transfer of land, in relation to protecting existing woodlands that are contributing to flood prevention measures.

Question reference: S6W-14570

  • 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 whether its area-based schemes and Warmer Homes Scotland schemes and their contractors have sufficient access to professionals who are trained in the PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 standards.

Question reference: S6W-14571

  • 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 what business impact assessment it conducted when implementing the PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 standards.

Question reference: S6W-14568

  • 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 long it takes to obtain (a) PAS 2030 and (b) PAS 2035 certification, and what the estimated cost is of doing so.