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Chamber and committees

Social Security Committee

Committee covers:

  • Scottish social security policy
  • the delivery and payment of benefits that help address poverty
  • Scottish social security benefits that provide support for:
    • carers
    • cold-spell heating
    • disability
    • early years
    • employment injury
    • funeral expenses
    • housing
    • short-term support
    • winter heating

Next meeting

Details of current business and future meetings are available on the parliament.scot site

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Anne Peat, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5320 Find out about call charges.

Twitter: @SP_SocialSecur

If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Social Security Committee

Current Members

Doris, Bob

Bob Doris

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Constituency)

McNeill, Pauline

Pauline McNeill

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Arthur, Tom

Tom Arthur

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Renfrewshire South (Constituency)

Balfour, Jeremy

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Brown, Keith

Keith Brown

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Clackmannanshire and Dunblane (Constituency)

Griffin, Mark

Mark Griffin

Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Hamilton, Rachael

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Constituency)

Johnstone, Alison

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Robison, Shona

Shona Robison

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Dundee City East (Constituency)

Substitute Members

Dornan, James

James Dornan

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Cathcart (Constituency)

Greer, Ross

Ross Greer

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)

Lennon, Monica

Monica Lennon

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Whittle, Brian

Brian Whittle

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)