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S5W-13223: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-10602 by Jeane Freeman on 1 September 2017 and the minister's subsequent letter to the Social Security Committee on 22 November 2017, when it will provide the three month bus pass to people aged 16 to 24 who have been unemployed for six months or more.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 18 December 2017

The Scottish Government remains committed to introducing the Job Grant (which comprises of a cash payment and a three month bus pass) for young people aged 16 -24 who have been unemployed for 6 months or more. We are currently exploring the best legislative option for delivery in Scotland and a date for implementation will be announced in due course.