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PLANNED CLOSURE OF JOB CENTRES IN GLASGOW

EDM (Early Day Motion) 814: tabled on 15 December 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 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 is concerned at the planned office closures of jobcentres in Glasgow; is further concerned that the proposals would see eight of the 16 jobcentre offices across Glasgow close, affecting some 68,000 people in receipt of jobseeker's allowance, employment and support allowance and universal credit; believes that this decision will result in the poorest communities not being serviced by a jobcentre and make it even harder for those seeking employment to get support and result in tens of thousands of people having to travel further at additional cost to attend their appointments; notes that those closures raise questions on the futures of Department for Work and Pensions staff in Scotland and also how remaining jobcentres will cope with increased numbers of claimants; and calls on the Government to reconsider its plans and ensure that all jobcentres in Glasgow are covered by a public consultation.

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.

Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2017
Inverclyde
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2017
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2017
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 16 December 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
Falkirk
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2016
East Renfrewshire
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2017
Gordon
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
Strangford
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 January 2017
Midlothian
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2016
Central Ayrshire
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2016
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.