– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 31 March 2003.

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Photo of Andrew Wilson Andrew Wilson Scottish National Party

Question S1W-34844

To ask the Scottish Executive what consultations it has had, or representations it has made, regarding proposed changes involving bank accounts to the pension payment system, detailing with whom each such contact was made and what the date, purpose and outcome was of each such contact.

Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Labour

Age Concern Scotland raised the change to direct payments at the December 2002 meeting of the Older People’s Consultative Forum which is chaired by Mr Frank McAveety, Deputy Minister for Health and Community Care.

Following that meeting, Mr McAveety wrote to the Secretary of State for Scotland to pass on those concerns.

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