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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-23208: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 15 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how it ensures that decisions made through the social security programme are appropriately escalated or reported to the programme's board.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 28 May 2019

The Programme continues to show a commitment to improving its governance, reflecting on its progress and learning lessons.

We can confirm, and as stated by the Auditor General the Public Affairs and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee meeting held 16 May 2019, that the Social Security Programme has well established and robust governance structures, processes and mechanisms in place to support decision making and facilitate the escalation of risks and issues as when appropriate.