Date lodged: 16 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to establish a version of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council, in light of the decision not to designate it as a cross-border public authority.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 28 March 2017
The UK Government has decided that following devolution of the Industrial Injuries scheme, the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) will not provide advice to Scottish Ministers. It is clear from the recent consultation that there is support for similar expertise to be established in Scotland to ensure that the scheme is delivered effectively. We have also sought views from the IIAC on their role, membership and functions. We will enlist the support of experts to advise us on the most effective arrangements, including the Industrial Injuries Advisory Group and the Disability and Carers’ Benefits Expert Advisory Group.