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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18942: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish the full commencement schedule for the provisions in the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018, and which provisions it expects to commence in the next (a) three, (b) six, (c) nine and (d) 12 months.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 27 September 2018

Sections 95 to 100 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 came into force on 2 June 2018 and sections 81 to 85 (and 76 in part) came into force on 3 September 2018. A second set of commencement regulations will be laid before the Scottish Parliament shortly, with further sections of the Act being commenced as and when appropriate.