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Chamber and committees

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

The Committee was established in June 2021. It looks at subjects such as:

  • the Scottish Government's policies on welfare, poverty and homelessness
  • the social security system in Scotland
  • violence against women and girls and domestic violence
  • social justice (looking at ways to create a fairer Scotland)

Next meeting

8th Meeting, 2021

09:00am, 28 October 2021

T4.40-CR2 The Fairfax Somerville Room

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Claire Menzies, the Clerk for the committee.

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5320 Find out about call charges.

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If you're appearing as a witness at a committee, take a look at our witness guide for more information.

Members

Members of the Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Current Members

Gray, Neil

Neil Gray

Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Airdrie and Shotts (Constituency)

Don, Natalie

Natalie Don

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Renfrewshire North and West (Constituency)

Balfour, Jeremy

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Briggs, Miles

Miles Briggs

Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Choudhury, Foysol

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Duncan-Glancy, Pam

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

McNair, Marie

Marie McNair

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Clydebank and Milngavie (Constituency)

Roddick, Emma

Emma Roddick

Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Highlands and Islands (Region)

Substitute Members

Griffin, Mark

Mark Griffin

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Hamilton, Rachael

Rachael Hamilton

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (Constituency)

Tweed, Evelyn

Evelyn Tweed

Substitute Member

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Stirling (Constituency)

Committee work

Current

Correspondence

Committee correspondence

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Child Poverty Delivery Plan Consultation

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, 19 October 2021

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Letter about the start of the Child Disability Payment case transfer process

Letter from Minister for Social Security and Local Government, 11 October 2021

Remit

To consider and report on matters falling within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, excluding matters relating to local government, housing and planning.