Date lodged: 2 May 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether the commitment made by Jeane Freeman on 27 April 2017, that there will be "no contracting with the private sector" in the deniability assessment model, will be provided for in its social security bill.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 8 May 2017
As I stated in Parliament on 27 April, I have made a clear commitment that profit making companies will not be involved in delivering assessments for disability benefits once devolved to Scotland.
The Social Security Bill will be introduced to Parliament before summer recess for appropriate scrutiny and will enable us to deliver a new Scottish social security which has fairness, dignity and respect at its heart.