Colin Beattie MSP

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Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Beattie

Okay—for carers allowance only. However, 5.5 per cent is millions of pounds as far as Scotland is concerned. I am surprised that the figure is so high. I would have thought that it would hav...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Beattie

The estimates are based on 20-year-old data.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Beattie

Following on from my earlier comments, I have a question about the DWP estimates for error and fraud. Paragraph 22 looks at error and fraud levels in the best start grant qualifying benefits...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Beattie

If it is such a critical criterion to have, I would hope that the agency would be doing it fairly quickly.



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Beattie

What is the timescale?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Beattie

What progress is the agency making? What methods is it using to determine residency?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Beattie

Still on the question of security, your report indicates that the agency has not yet developed clear guidance on the meaning of “ordinarily resident”, which seems fairly basic. It is a core ...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Beattie

To clarify, are you saying that the DWP’s estimates of error and fraud are based on 20-year-old data?



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Beattie

If the DWP is seeing levels of error and fraud with more stringent requirements, will relaxing the requirements lead to higher l...



Public Audit and Post-legislative Scrutiny Committee 10 October 2019 [Draft] : 10 October 2019


Colin Beattie

You have explained the concerns about error and fraud, but paragraph 37 of your report says:

Vote DetailMSP VoteResult
S5M-19287.1: Supporting Innovation (Alexander Burnett)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2019
Result - For: 49, Against: 58 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19287.2: Supporting Innovation (Rhoda Grant)
Meeting Date: 08/10/2019
Result - For: 49, Against: 52 Abstain: 6
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 2
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 64 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 3
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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SP Bill 38: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (Stage 3) - Amendment 1
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 47, Against: 63 Abstain: 0
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S5M-18623: Children (Equal Protection from Assault) (Scotland) Bill (John Finnie)
Meeting Date: 03/10/2019
Result - For: 84, Against: 29 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19193.1: Give Them Time Campaign (Maree Todd)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19190.2: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Michael Matheson)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 57, Against: 60 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19190.1: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Jamie Greene)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 28, Against: 89 Abstain: 0
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S5M-19190: Don't Extend the ScotRail Franchise (Colin Smyth)
Meeting Date: 02/10/2019
Result - For: 32, Against: 85 Abstain: 0
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