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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21652: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what work has been carried out by (a) Social Security Scotland and (b) its Social Security Directorate to examine the introduction of a job grant for people over 50.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 5 March 2019

As job search and support is mostly a reserved matter, the Scottish Government has not examined the introduction of Job Grant for people over 50. It would not be within devolved competence to provide a job grant for the over 50 age group.