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.