Witnesses give evidence to committee on impact of welfare reform

05.02.2013

Individuals affected by welfare reform gathered at Holyrood today to tell the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee about the impact it is having on them and their families.

Marlene Hepburn from Stirling, Lesley McMurchie from Kirkcaldy and Ian Megahy from Hamilton contacted the committee following its 'Your Say' appeal.

 

  • Lesley McMurchie and Ian Megahy give evidence during a 'Your Say' session of the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee.
    'Your Say' evidence session

    5 February 2013

    Lesley McMurchie and Ian Megahy give evidence during a 'Your Say' session of the Scottish Parliament's Welfare Reform Committee.

  • Marlene Hepburn gives evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee
    'Your Say' evidence session

    5 February 2013

    Marlene Hepburn gives evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee.

  • Ian Megahy gives evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee
    'Your Say' evidence session

    5 February 2013

    Ian Megahy gives evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee.

  • Lesley McMurchie gives evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee
    'Your Say' evidence session

    5 February 2013

    Lesley McMurchie gives evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee.

     

Background

The Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee was established on 25 January 2012.  The committee's role is to keep under review the passage of the UK Welfare Reform Act 2012 and monitor its implementation as it affects welfare provision in Scotland and to consider relevant Scottish legislation and other consequential arrangements.

From February to June, the Committee considered the (now enacted) Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Bill introduced by the Scottish Government on elements of welfare reform stemming from the UK Welfare Reform Act. Since September 2012, the Committee has been looking into specific aspects of welfare reform.

Members of the public can contact the Committee through its ‘Your Say’ appeal by sending information about their experiences to the following email address: welfarereform-yoursay@scottish.parliament.uk

Or by writing to the Committee at the following address:
Kevin Dougan
Welfare Reform Committee
Room TG.01
Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP