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S5W-17175: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many social security experience panel members have been directly engaged on the design of individual benefits, and how many have (a) responded to communications and (b) attended meetings on this design work.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 19 June 2018

a) Around 450 Experience panel members have responded to communications inviting people to participate in the service design for individual benefits. This includes expressing an interest in or attending a meeting, completing a survey or responding by phone.

This figure does not include communications with individual panel members on a one to one basis by email and phone, and does not include communications relating to the design of cross-cutting components for the new agency, such as the branding and website.

b) 193 panel members have attended sessions on the service design for individual benefits. Some of these individuals have attended multiple sessions.