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Social Security Committee 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017 View PDF version
The Convener (Sandra White)

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the 11th meeting in 2017 of the Social Security Committee. I remind everyone to turn off their mobile phones and other devi...

Social Security Committee 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017 View PDF version
The Convener

Agenda item 2 is to consider correspondence from the Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee, which has asked all committees for examples of any majo...

Social Security Committee 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017 View PDF version
The Convener

We now move into private session for agenda item 3, which is on the Child Poverty (Scotland) Bill.

09:32 Meeting continued in priv...
Meeting of the Parliament 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017 View PDF version
5. Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP)

To ask the First Minister what action the Scottish Government is taking to tackle homelessness in Glasgow and across the country. (S5F-01282)

Meeting of the Parliament 18 May 2017 [Draft] : 18 May 2017 View PDF version
Sandra White

I thank the First Minister for that reply, and particularly for the support that is being given to homeless people in Glasgow with their various needs.

Meeting of the Parliament 17 May 2017 [Draft] : 17 May 2017 View PDF version
Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP)

On a point of order, Presiding Officer. Mr Stevenson was absolutely correct that this is about the code of conduct of the Parliament; it is not to do with electioneering. Mr Stevenson raised...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2017 [Draft] : 16 May 2017 View PDF version
Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP)

I thank Jeremy Balfour for taking my intervention. Disabled people have a right to be themselves, just as everyone else has. Will the member explain to me what advantage there is in taking £...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2017 [Draft] : 16 May 2017 View PDF version
Sandra White (Glasgow Kelvin) (SNP)

I welcome members of the various disability groups who are in the gallery. I also welcome the BSL interpreters, who do a fantastic job. I will try to speak slowly, so that they are able to k...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2017 [Draft] : 16 May 2017 View PDF version
Sandra White

I will finish my point first. The UK Government is also cutting support for disabled people not just through changes to disability benefits, but by implementing £30-a-week cuts to the employ...

Meeting of the Parliament 16 May 2017 [Draft] : 16 May 2017 View PDF version
Sandra White

Stuart McMillan hits the nail on the head. People need to be reminded that there will be an 87 per cent cut from moneys from the UK Government—that must be taken into account.

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