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EDM (Early Day Motion) 452: tabled on 14 January 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the Government's decision to halt the jobcentre closure programme; notes that significant gaps have been left in the jobcentre network due to the closure of nearly 500 jobcentre plus offices since 2002; further notes that jobcentres are facing an enlarged workload due to the economic downturn; expresses concern that increasing numbers of jobseekers from rural constituencies may have to travel significant distances at a considerable cost to visit a jobcentre plus due to closures; and calls on the Government to reinstate offices that have previously been closed where that is possible and to implement a jobcentre outreach programme that places jobcentre plus staff and computer terminals in existing public buildings such as community centres, libraries and council service points so that jobcentre plus services can reach the widest possible range of communities.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2009
Worthing West
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2009
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2009
Burton
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
Foyle
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2009
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Chesterfield
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Eastleigh
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Cheadle
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Manchester, Withington
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Glasgow East
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Wansbeck
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Knowsley South
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Rochdale
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 January 2009
Upper Bann
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2009
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 19 January 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2009
Cardiff Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.