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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-23206: Michelle Ballantyne (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 16 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how it will monitor and report on the cost of fully implementing all devolved welfare benefits, and how it will inform the Parliament regarding progress with this.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 22 May 2019

The Social Security Finance team is embedded within the Social Security Programme to ensure robust financial management, monitoring and reporting are in place. Financial management, monitoring and reporting are integral to the programme governance structure and costs are reported to and scrutinised by the Financial Reporting Board.

Budgets and costs will be presented to the Scottish Parliament as part of the usual budget processes.