Poverty: Scotland

Scotland Office written question – answered on 26th May 2020.

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Photo of Chris Elmore Chris Elmore Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps his Department is taking to support people that live in areas of higher deprivation in Scotland during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Alister Jack Alister Jack The Secretary of State for Scotland

I am committed to ensuring that those people living in Scotland who are affected by Covid-19 receive the support that they need. I have regular conversations with my Cabinet colleagues, including the Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions where I champion the interests of Scotland.

The UK Government is ensuring that people continue to receive their benefits and we continue to work collaboratively with the Scottish Government to support those who need us the most.

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