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S5W-16835: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether a property has been acquired to house the Scottish Social Security Agency and, if so, where.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 7 June 2018

The Scottish Ministers have acquired accommodation to meet the interim property requirements for the administrative functions of the new Social Security Scotland.

We announced the Dundee interim property location in April.

We announced the Glasgow interim property location in June.

These arrangements will allow the establishment of the agency and the delivery of the first wave of devolved benefits. The agency will now work on plans to finalise its future requirements in terms of property, and identify suitable premises for its permanent home in both cities.