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Chamber and committees

Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Minutes: 09 May 2024

Thursday, 09 May 2024

14th Meeting, 2024

Start time: 09:00am
Location: T4.40-CR2 The Fairfax Somerville Room
Published: Thursday, 09 May 2024


1. Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take items 3 and 5 in private.

2. Pension Age Disability Payment:

The Committee took evidence from—

Adam Stachura, Associate Director for Policy, Communications and External Affairs, Age Scotland;

Debbie Horne, Scotland Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Independent Age;

Marilyn Howard, Member, Scottish Commission on Social Security.

3. Pension Age Disability Payment (In Private):

The Committee considered the evidence heard under item 2.

4. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill (In Private):

The Committee considered a draft Stage 1 report. Various changes were agreed to, and the report was agreed for publication.

5. Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (UK Parliament legislation) (In Private):

The Committee considered a draft report. The report was agreed for publication.

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