Date lodged: 18 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on the cost to the Department for Work and Pensions of administering funeral payments in Scotland.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 30 January 2017
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for the administration of the Funeral Payment and has shared information on the cost with us on a confidential basis. We are discussing these costs with DWP as part of our commitment to manage the transfer of powers in a sensible and carefully managed way.