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Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Thursday 21 September 2023 9:00 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 4, 5 and 6 in private. 2. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will take evidence on the Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 from— Maggie Chiwanza, CEO, MECOPP; Fiona Collie, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Scotland & Northern Ireland, Carers Scotland; Judith Paterson, Interim Co-Chair, Scottish Commission on Social Security; Paul Traynor, Head of Scottish Young Carers Services Alliance, Carers Trust Scotland. 3. Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2024-25: The Committee will take evidence as part of its Pre-Budget Scrutiny 2024-25 from— Chris Birt, Deputy Director for Scotland, Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Emma Congreve, Deputy Director, Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Fraser of Allander Institute; Dr Alison Hosie, Researcher, Scottish Human Rights Commission; Bill Scott, Chair, Poverty and Inequality Commission. 4. Consideration of evidence: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting. 5. Poverty and Inequality Commission Appointment Process: The Committee will consider its approach to the appointment process. 6. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

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