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Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018 View PDF version
Tom Arthur (Renfrewshire South) (SNP)

Good morning, Mr Griffin, and welcome to the committee.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018 View PDF version
Tom Arthur

Do you recognise that the Scottish Parliament has no jurisdiction over the DWP? Although many members would find it desirable for the DWP to get its house in orde...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018 View PDF version
Tom Arthur

You hope to incentivise behavioural change by the DWP, but you concede that that is not guaranteed.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018 View PDF version
Tom Arthur

You spoke about the courts being a last resort. I presume, therefore, that court action within five years would be incentivised, whereas, under 20-year prescripti...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018 View PDF version
Tom Arthur

You have said that you want the DWP to get its house in order. I presume that, if you wish there to be an expedited process, additional resources would have to be...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018 View PDF version
Tom Arthur

Setting aside the scale of the issue, the corollary of your argument is that there would have to be an expedited process—that is what you would define as the DWP ...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018 View PDF version
Tom Arthur

But we need to be clear that what you propose could lead to the DWP prioritising resources for the pursuance of debt.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018 View PDF version
Tom Arthur

I thank Mr Griffin for taking my questions. I certainly sympathise with the intentions of amendment 3, but I am concerned about the possible unintended consequenc...

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018 View PDF version
Tom Arthur

I do not have any specific questions for Mr Bibby, but I just want to pick up on a few points and highlight a couple of areas.

Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 25 September 2018 [Draft] : 25 September 2018 View PDF version
Tom Arthur

The purpose of the bill is to bring greater clarity, and the amendments contribute to that, so I welcome them.

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