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Welfare State: Scotland

Question for Scotland Office

UIN 6218, tabled on 8 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's welfare programme on social and economic inequalities in Scotland.

Answered on

21 July 2015

The Government is bringing forward new measures in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill which support our commitments to increase employment; slow the growth of the welfare budget to help achieve a more sustainable welfare system; and support the policy of rewarding hard work while increasing fairness with working households.

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Scotland Office