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20 June 2016
Parliamentary Answers and further Questions

The answers to the questions on funeral poverty, tabled by Mark Griffin, MSP, were given by the Minister, Angela Constance, MSP on 14 June.   You can read the anwers here 

Mark Griffin has now tabled further questions relating to the answers given:

1. To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00239  by Angela Constance on 14 June 2016, what assessment it has made of the adequacy in Scotland of the current UK eligibility criteria for the Funeral Payment.

2. To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00241  by Angela Constance on 14 June 2016, by what date it will publish the funeral costs plan.

3. To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00236 by Angela Constance on 14 June 2016, who the members are of the stakeholder reference group on funeral poverty; on what dates it has met and plans to next meet, and whether it will publish the minutes of its meetings.

4. To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00248  by Angela Constance on 14 June 2016, what the terms will be of the review of the funeral industry.

5. To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00248 by Angela Constance on 14 June 2016, when the inspectors of the funeral industry will be appointed; what the selection criteria for the appointments will be, and for how long the appointments will last.

Answers to these questions are exected on 30 June 2016
 

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