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Shirley-Anne Somerville

Scottish National Party MSP for Dunfermline

@S_A_Somerville

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  • Scottish Parliament: Benefit Take-up (Single Consent Form) 6 Feb 2020

    We are committed to maximising the take-up of Scottish benefits and we published our benefit take-up strategy in October 2019. The Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 places a duty on the Scottish ministers to inform applicants what other devolved benefits they may be eligible for when making a determination on an application. We continue to collaborate with local authorities, the Convention...
  • Scottish Parliament: Benefit Take-up (Single Consent Form) 6 Feb 2020

    Pauline McNeill and I spoke about this issue at great length when I was at the Social Security Committee earlier today to discuss benefit take-up. I take very seriously our responsibility on this issue and I recognise Pauline McNeill’s continuing desire to push the Government, quite rightly, to do more on it. The general data protection regulation should never be used as an excuse to do...
  • Scottish Parliament: Scottish Child Payment 30 Jan 2020

    An estimated 170,000 children aged under 6 will be eligible when applications for the Scottish child payment are opened in autumn this year, with first payments being made by the end of 2020. Of all children living in poverty, almost 60 per cent are in a household where the youngest child is aged under 6. Given that the early years in a child’s life are key for their long-term outcomes, we...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Dunfermline

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 31 August 2007 — Appointed, regional replacement

Also represented Lothians

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