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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21373: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what meetings it has had with (a) stakeholders in the tertiary education sector and (b) City and Guilds regarding the introduction of accredited training or academic modules on work capability assessments, or the Scottish equivalent.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 19 February 2019

Work Capability Assessments are carried out for someone who makes a claim to Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit. Both of these benefits are reserved to the UK Government. Consequently, Social Security Scotland Local Delivery Relationship Leads will not have any role in delivering them.