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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-20333: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government further to the answer to question S5W-19402 by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 7 November 2018, what the response from the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions was; whether it will publish the correspondence; whether the response from the Secretary of State specified how many carers allowance recipients were found to have been overpaid by the DWP's Verify Earnings and Pensions service, and, if so, how many.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 20 December 2018

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions replied that “I understand my officials are taking these matters forward and I have asked them to liaise with yours as appropriate.” No further information was provided in the letter regarding the numbers of people overpaid.