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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S4W-17084
Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 11 September 2013


To ask the Scottish Government, in light of its anti-poverty strategy, what information it has on the number of widowers in Scotland affected by the 1988 contributions cut-off date in social security legislation.

Current status: Answered by Margaret Burgess on 24 September 2013


Given that this legislation was implemented before devolution, and is a reserved matter, figures are not collected separately for Scotland by the Scottish Government.

The Department for Work and Pensions will be able to advise on the 1988 contributions cut-off in the social security legislation.