Question S5O-00620: Universal Credit Changes

17 Feb 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how the ability to make twice-monthly payments and pay the housing element of universal credit directly to landlords compares with the current monthly payment system.

Answered by Jeane Freeman (01/02/2017):By making Universal Credit payments more flexible and adaptable we are giving people in Scotland more choice and control over how they manage their budget.

During our social security consultation, DWP’s monthly payments were repeatedly raised as a problem. Twice-monthly payments can make life a bit easier for low income households who have to make a tight budget work for them and their family.

Direct payments to landlords can also help people manage their income better, as well as providing rental security and minimising rent arrears for local authorities and landlords.

Current Status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 01/02/2017

Question S5O-00585: Deep End GP Practices

17 Feb 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on GP practices in the most deprived areas receiving more resources per patient than those in less deprived areas.

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 25/01/2017

Question S5O-00554: Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board

17 Feb 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board and the City of Glasgow College regarding their relationship with each other.

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 18/01/2017

Question S5F-00569: Commitments on Devolution

06 Dec 2016

To ask the First Minister, in light of comments by the Secretary of State for Scotland, what commitments the Scottish Government has received from the UK Government regarding the devolution of further powers.

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 01/12/2016