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SNP: Welfare Highlights The Compelling Case For Independence

Scottish National Party press release

Welcoming Parliament’s Stage 1 approval of the Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Bill, SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn, Deputy Convener of the Welfare Reform Committee, commented:

"The potential impact of the UK Government’s welfare reforms on many disabled and vulnerable people in Scotland is highly concerning but the SNP are committed to protecting as much as possible the most vulnerable in our society from its impact.

"Providing that this Bill is passed swiftly, the legislation stemming from it can be in place for the start of the new welfare system in April 2013, which will ensure that individuals and families continue to receive what can be lifeline benefits.

"It is very sad that the Labour party’s position appears to be that it is better to live with Tory cuts than to take responsibility for these matters ourselves.

"With independence, we could be taking these vital decisions right here in Scotland, helping to build the fairer Scotland we all want to see."



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