Scottish Government: Discussions - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:14 am on 2nd May 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Lister of Burtersett Baroness Lister of Burtersett Labour 11:14 am, 2nd May 2019

My Lords, the Scottish Government have taken a lead in agreeing that universal credit should be paid separately to each member of a couple—not least to protect women surviving domestic abuse. However, they are wholly dependent on the Department for Work and Pensions and changes to the IT system to enable them to implement the policies. What active steps are the department taking to help the Scottish Government do this, and thereby enable the DWP itself to learn from Scottish experience? If the Minister cannot answer, could a letter be written that can go into the Library?