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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19841: Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 9 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has regarding how many applications for crisis grants in the last 12 months in the Falkirk Council area were due to delays in receiving benefits payments.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 21 November 2018

Information on the number of crisis grants due to 'Other - delay in payment of benefits' is available in "Scottish Welfare Fund statistics" published at: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/swf. Figures for the last 12 months can be found in table 7 of "Scottish Welfare Fund statistics: Update to 30 June 2018", "Scottish Welfare Fund statistics: Update to 31 December 2017", and "Scottish Welfare Fund statistics: Update to 30 September 2018", and in table 12 of "Scottish Welfare Fund statistics: Annual update 2017-18".