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Welfare Debate, 13/08/14 [S]

Debate in the Scottish Parliament on June 2014 on Welfare. The debate was introduced by Nicola Sturgeon (SNP).

At decision time the following motion was agreed to:

That the Parliament notes the damaging and destructive impact of the UK Government’s welfare policies on women, children, disabled people and communities across Scotland; further notes that the worst of the cuts are still to come and that all three of the main UK unionist parties are determined to pursue this cuts agenda; recognises that an additional 100,000 children will be pushed into poverty, after housing costs, by 2020 as a result of these policies; also recognises that, by 2018, thousands of disability living allowance (DLA) claimants in Scotland will lose some or all their disability benefits as a result of the replacement of DLA with the personal independence payment; welcomes the fact that the Scottish Government has pledged to halt the roll-out of universal credit and personal independence payments, and recognises that only with the full powers of independence can the UK Government welfare cuts be halted.

 

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 13 August 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 13 August 2014