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DWP ESTATE OFFICE CLOSURES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 154: tabled on 11 July 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 44 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 5 September 2017
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 September 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2017
Inverclyde
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2017
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2017
West Dunbartonshire
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Sefton Central
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2017
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2017
North Ayrshire and Arran
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2017
Glenrothes
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 17 July 2017
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2017
Luton North
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Aberavon
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2017
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2017
Glasgow East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2017
Eastbourne
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 July 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2017
Ipswich
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2017
Glasgow South
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
St Helens North
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2017
Cardiff North
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 July 2017
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2017
Glasgow North West
O'Mara, Jared
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Sheffield, Hallam
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Ynys Môn
Perkins, Toby
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Chesterfield
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 July 2017
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Ealing, Southall
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2017
Edinburgh East
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2017
Cardiff Central
Sweeney, Mr Paul J
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Glasgow North East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 July 2017
Glasgow Central
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2017
Arfon
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 January 2018
Derby North

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.