Committee work programme
Welfare Reform Committee
The Welfare Reform Committee has agreed its proposed schedule of meetings up to May 2013. The topics that the Committee will be considering include the Scottish Governments passported benefits regulations made under the Welfare Reform (Further Provision) Scotland Act 2012 and the research which the Committee has commisioned from Sheffield Hallam University on the impact of welfare reform in Scotland and in each local authority. The Committee held a meeting in Glasgow as as part of its 'Your Say' initiative on the impact of welfare reform, a Committee debate also took place on welfare reform.
The schedule below sets out the meeting dates and the topics that the Committee intends to hear about at each meeting.
28 May - General evidence session with the Big Lottery Fund Scotland and Scottish Commssion for Human Rights.
Work of other committees
A number of other committees within the Parliament have Welfare Reform within their remits, given the cross-cutting nature of this issue. A number of these committees produced reports on the legislative consent memorandum on the UK Welfare Reform Act and continue to undertake work that relates to welfare reform. The webpages of these committees can be accessed below.
For further information on the work of the Committee, please contact James Drummond, 0131 348 5208 or by email at: WelfareReformCommittee@scottish.parliament.uk