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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-14564: Griffin, Mark (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 9 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-14074 by Jeane Freeman on 8 February 2018, when it will stop making payments of social security assistance through the Department for Work and Pensions Central Payments System.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 6 March 2018

To minimise the risk to individuals and fully support our intention that there is a smooth and safe transition of devolved benefits, in October 2017 the Scottish Social Security Programme Board approved the re-use of the DWP Central Payment System (CPS) for a period of up to 3-5 years.