House of Commons
DWP ESTATE OFFICE CLOSURES
EDM #154
Tabled 11 July 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House is deeply concerned at the announcement by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) of the closure of almost one in 10 jobcentres; notes that only six of the original 78 earmarked for closure have been reprieved and two which were not under threat will now close; further notes that only 11 of the 80 planned to co-locate with local authorities have been given a reprieve; recognises that this will create difficulties in accessing services for many of the most vulnerable people and affects many areas of multiple deprivation; fears that this puts hundreds of staff at risk of redundancy; is disturbed to learn that the Department has not published any equality impact assessments or analyses; regrets that all but two back-of-house offices that were originally proposed for closure, as well as several corporate centre offices, are also to be closed; believes that those decisions will inevitably have a detrimental impact upon the communities affected; and calls on the Government to halt this ill-considered decimation of the DWP estate.

Signatures (44)

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.
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
05 September 2017
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
11 September 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
19 July 2017
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
18 July 2017
Cryer, John
Labour
18 July 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
13 July 2017
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
13 July 2017
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
13 July 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
18 July 2017
Esterson, Bill
Labour
20 July 2017
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
13 July 2017
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
20 July 2017
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
20 July 2017
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
17 July 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
17 July 2017
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
11 July 2017
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
05 September 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
20 July 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
13 July 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
05 September 2017
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
19 July 2017
Martin, Sandy
Labour
17 October 2017
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
13 July 2017
McGinn, Conor
Labour
18 July 2017
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
18 October 2017
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
17 July 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
06 September 2017
O'Mara, Jared
Labour
09 October 2017
Owen, Albert
Labour
18 July 2017
Perkins, Toby
Labour
09 October 2017
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
13 July 2017
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
05 September 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
19 July 2017
Stevens, Jo
Labour
17 July 2017
Sweeney, Mr Paul J
Labour
05 September 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
17 July 2017
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
18 July 2017
Williamson, Chris
Labour
25 January 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion