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Social Security Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Dr Alasdair Allan (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) (SNP)

Sheila McKandie mentioned rurality—I am sure this is relevant to other witnesses—and difficulties existing where it is not practical for people to get to a local office. We have received wri...

Social Security Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Dr Allan

That is very interesting to hear because—

Social Security Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Dr Allan

I am sorry; I beg your pardon.

Social Security Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Dr Allan

Do others on the panel have any knowledge of that system being used?

Social Security Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Dr Allan

That is very interesting to hear, because it was put to the committee that the facility is a useful means for people to identify themselves. It does not, to be frank, sound as though it is. ...

Social Security Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Dr Allan

From what you say, it seems that the DWP thinks that it is the role of others to pay for interventions of the kind that you are talking about in order to make the system accessible for peopl...

Social Security Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Dr Allan

Finally, do any of the panel have a view on whether the change to universal credit has had a marked impact in terms of the problems that are associated with rurality?

Social Security Committee 20 June 2019 [Draft] : 20 June 2019 View PDF version
Dr Allan

I just wanted to observe that the Scottish Government has made representations about this issue. It does not sound from what has been said today as if the DWP is responding to those very act...

Meeting of the Parliament 18 June 2019 [Draft] : 18 June 2019 View PDF version
Dr Alasdair Allan (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) (SNP)

The Hebridean way cycling route ...

Meeting of the Parliament 13 June 2019 [Draft] : 13 June 2019 View PDF version
3. Dr Alasdair Allan (Na h-Eileanan an Iar) (SNP)

To ask the Scottish Government what impact it anticipates the appointment of a new Prime Minister will have on its relations with the United Kingdom Government on constitutional policy. (S5O...

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