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Social Justice and Social Security Committee

Thursday 01 February 2024 9:00 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 4 in private. The Committee will also decide whether to consider in private at future meetings the Scottish Government’s Report on the Review of Poverty and Inequality Commission Resignations and the Committee’s follow-up on its inquiry into Addressing Child Poverty Through Parental Employment. 2. Homelessness and temporary accommodation: The Committee will take evidence from— Nicky Brown, Head of Homelessness and Household Support, City of Edinburgh Council; Michael Cameron, Chief Executive , Scottish Housing Regulator; Gordon MacRae, Assistant Director (Communications & Advocacy), Shelter Scotland; Jim McBride, Head of Homelessness and Complex Needs, Glasgow City Council; Gavin Smith, Service Manager for Housing Access at Fife Council, Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO). 3. Social Security Scotland: The Committee will take evidence on its performance and operation from— Ally MacPhail, Deputy Director for Strategy, Change, Data and Engagement, Gayle Devlin, Deputy Director of Health and Social Care, and James Wallace, Deputy Director for Finance and Corporate Services, Social Security Scotland. 4. Consideration of evidence: The Committee will consider the evidence heard earlier in the meeting.

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