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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5O-01570
Asked by: Graeme Dey, Angus South, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 29 November 2017

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on the work of the Poverty and Inequality Commission.

Current status: Answered by Angela Constance on 6 December 2017


Answer

The Commission was fully operational eight weeks after launch, with a full complement of commissioners from a range of expert perspectives, and is now supported by its own independent secretariat. The Commission has been tasked to advise Ministers on its child poverty delivery plan and is hard at work on that, while also beginning to develop its longer term work programme.

To date the Commission have held three meetings; minutes of these meetings are currently being published through the Scottish Government website ahead of the Commissions dedicated web presence being established early in the new year.