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Chamber and committees

Social Justice and Social Security Committee


Meeting Minutes

12th Meeting, 2021

  • Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
  • Session: 6
  • Location: T4.40-CR2 The Fairfax Somerville Room
  • Meeting opened at: 09:32
  • Meeting closed at: 11:22
  • Published: Thursday, December 2, 2021 01:52pm

Committee Members Attendees

Apologies received from


1 Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take item 5 in private.


2 Social Security Scotland:

The Committee took evidence on its performance and operation from—

David Wallace, Chief Executive, James Wallace, Deputy Director for Finance and Corporate Services and Miriam Craven, Deputy Director for Strategy, Change, Data & Engagement, Social Security Scotland .


3 Subordinate legislation:

The Committee took evidence on the Best Start Grants and Scottish Child Payment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021 from—

Ben Macpherson, Minister for Social Security and Local Government, Pauline Torley, Scottish Child Payment Policy Manager and Karen Clyde, Solicitor, Scottish Government .


4 Subordinate legislation:

Ben Macpherson (Minister for Social Security and Local Government) moved—

S6M-02177— That the Social Justice and Social Security Committee recommends that the Best Start Grants and Scottish Child Payment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2021 [draft] be approved.

The motion was agreed to without division.


5 Social Security Scotland (in private):

The Committee considered the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.


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