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Women, Further Devolution and Social Security Motion, 16/02/15[S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 16 February 2015 by Christina McKelvie (SNP) on Women, Further Devolution and Social Security. The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament notes the statement to the Joint Ministerial Working Group on Welfare by 12 Scottish civil organisations including Engender, the Electoral Reform Society Scotland and Scottish Women’s Aid, which raises what it considers the clear evidence shown in research by the House of Commons Library that 85% of cuts to benefits, tax credits, pay and pensions since 2010 have been taken from women’s incomes, including those in the Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse parliamentary constituency; understands that the statement calls on the UK Government to devolve many of the areas of welfare that are so negatively affecting women due to the present reforms and stipulates that they must be at least to the level of the proposals of the Smith Commission, and notes calls for the UK Government to follow through on the recommendations of the Smith Commission.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 16 February 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 16 February 2015