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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06270: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 18 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how many funeral payments are made in Scotland each year.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 30 January 2017

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for issuing awards of the Funeral Payment and has shared this information with us on a confidential basis. We are discussing the number of awards made in Scotland with DWP as part of our commitment to manage the transfer of powers in a sensible and carefully managed way.