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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21376: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of the training that will be given to Social Security Scotland staff carrying out work capability assessments, or the Scottish equivalent, and how much it will cost to provide this training.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 1 March 2019

Social Security Scotland will take responsibility for eleven devolved benefits under the Scotland Act 2016. The delivery of these benefits will not require work capability assessments. As such, there is no training requirement for assessors to undertake these types of assessments.