House of Commons
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CLOSURE OF JOBCENTRE PLUS OFFICES
EDM #2339
Tabled 31 October 2011
2010-12 Session
That this House is concerned at the ongoing programme of job cuts and office closures in the Jobcentre Plus network; notes that since May 2010 40 jobcentres and benefit processing offices across the UK have been announced for closure, with more expected over the next four years; is concerned that 350 jobs are at risk across 13 benefit processing sites, despite initial Government commitments to redeployment and without compulsory redundancies; further notes that unemployment rose by 114,000 to 2.57 million in September 2011, with 1.6 million people claiming jobseeker's allowance and that the Office for Budgetary Responsibility predicts this figure will rise; further notes that 12,000 jobs in the Jobcentre Plus network have been cut over the last 18 months; believes that cutting jobs that are crucial to the efficient administration of the benefit system at a time of rising unemployment and fundamental reform of the welfare system will hit the most vulnerable hardest and increase social inequality; and calls on the Government to reconsiderits decision to shrink the Jobcentre Plus network at a time of high unemployment.

Signatures (53)

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.
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
02 November 2011
Caton, Martin
Labour
09 March 2012
Clark, Katy
Labour
07 November 2011
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
02 November 2011
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
22 November 2011
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
06 December 2011
Cryer, John
Labour
02 November 2011
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
21 November 2011
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
02 November 2011
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
08 December 2011
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
02 November 2011
Dowd, Jim
Labour
08 November 2011
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
08 November 2011
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
01 November 2011
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
02 November 2011
Flynn, Paul
Labour
02 November 2011
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
02 November 2011
Goggins, Paul
Labour
15 November 2011
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
02 November 2011
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
07 November 2011
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
23 January 2012
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
01 November 2011
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
16 January 2012
Joyce, Eric
Labour
21 November 2011
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
14 November 2011
Lavery, Ian
Labour
03 November 2011
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
01 November 2011
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
03 November 2011
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
08 November 2011
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
09 November 2011
McCabe, Steve
Labour
21 November 2011
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
14 November 2011
McKechin, Ann
Labour
08 December 2011
McKenzie, Iain
Labour
08 November 2011
Mearns, Ian
Labour
08 November 2011
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
02 November 2011
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
02 November 2011
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
02 November 2011
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
01 November 2011
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
09 November 2011
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
07 November 2011
Sarwar, Anas
Labour
02 November 2011
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
01 November 2011
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
09 November 2011
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
21 November 2011
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
09 November 2011
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
20 December 2011
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion