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Meeting of the Parliament 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government (Aileen Campbell)

The most recent published statistics show that since April 2013, Stirling Council has awarded 11,880 crisis grants and 4,705 community care grants to 6,025 unique...

Meeting of the Parliament 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
Aileen Campbell

I absolutely agree. The research that Bruce Crawford mentions shows that income is a key driver of food bank use and points to the UK Government’s welfare reforms...

Meeting of the Parliament 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
Aileen Campbell

We will continue to work with local authorities and to fund the Scottish welfare fund because of its utter necessity to families who require such help. If we did ...

Meeting of the Parliament 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government (Aileen Campbell)

This Government is committed to tackling poverty and inequality. Last year, we invested £1.4 billion to support low-income households, including £100 million in welfare mitigation measures. ...

Meeting of the Parliament 14 November 2019 [Draft] : 14 November 2019 View PDF version
Aileen Campbell

I agree absolutely with Jenny Gilruth, and I am happy that Collydean community centre has benefited from the fund. She is right: the Tories have cruelly cut welfare since 2010, hitting the m...

Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2019 [Draft] : 30 October 2019 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government (Aileen Campbell)

Public procurement in Scotland is governed by our national procurement legislation, which ensures a consistent approach to how contracts are competed for, while recognising that local author...

Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2019 [Draft] : 30 October 2019 View PDF version
Aileen Campbell

I recognise the work that the member does on issues around safety more generally. It is already a requirement of all public procurement exercises that suppliers c...

Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2019 [Draft] : 30 October 2019 View PDF version
Aileen Campbell

I am not sure what that has to do with procurement. I would say, though, that if we had followed the Conservative tax plans, which would have taken more money out...

Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2019 [Draft] : 30 October 2019 View PDF version
Aileen Campbell

Sorry. I misunderstood or misheard, as I thought that the member was talking about the budget.

Meeting of the Parliament 30 October 2019 [Draft] : 30 October 2019 View PDF version
Aileen Campbell

I reiterate, however, that the Conservatives’ tax plans would have taken more money out of the budget for local authorities. However, we will continue to engage o...

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