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PRIVATISATION OF JOB CENTRE CALL CENTRES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 618: tabled on 29 November 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 35 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that the Department for Work and Pensions has announced its intention to outsource more core work to the private company, Capita; further notes that the Department for Work and Pensions already outsources jobseeker's allowance new claims calls to Capita; is concerned that there are plans to extend this to include other areas of telephony work; is further concerned that this announcement comes as part of a wider plan to close several jobcentre sites, including Coventry's Tile Hill jobcentre; notes that such closures raise questions for existing Department of Work and Pensions staff; and calls on the Government to halt the privatisation of key jobcentre work, and ensure that all jobcentres are properly staffed to deal with the increased claimant numbers and to ensure that no further redundancies are made.

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.

Amesbury, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2017
Weaver Vale
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2017
Gower
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2017
Cynon Valley
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2017
Bolton North East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2017
Leyton and Wanstead
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2017
Cardiff South and Penarth
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 December 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2017
North Tyneside
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 December 2017
Knowsley
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2017
Edinburgh West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2017
Ceredigion
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2017
Dundee West
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2017
Glasgow East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 December 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2018
Ipswich
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2017
Falkirk
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2017
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2017
Glasgow North West
Pidcock, Laura
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2017
North West Durham
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2017
St Helens South and Whiston
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 6 December 2017
Brighton, Kemptown
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 December 2017
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2017
Bolsover
Smith, Laura
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2017
Crewe and Nantwich
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2017
Glasgow Central
Whitfield, Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2017
East Lothian

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.