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Civil service jobs in the North West

EDM (Early Day Motion) 315: tabled on 19 July 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is extremely concerned about the government’s plan to cut 91,000 jobs from the Civil Service within three years; recognises that this amounts to around one fifth of civil service jobs based on 2021 figures; notes that, in 2021, outside of London, the North West of England was the region of the UK with the largest number of civil servants, with 59,340; is concerned that reducing the number of civil servants by around one fifth could mean more than 11,000 civil service job losses in the North West; is further concerned about the potential impact of such job losses on the people of the North West and the region’s economy, particularly at a time when people and businesses are struggling with the cost of living crisis; believes that making such cuts would be detrimental to the quality and availability of the public services on which we all rely; believes too that plans to cut 91,000 jobs from the civil service is contrary to the government’s stated levelling-up agenda; and calls on the Government not to go ahead with these deeply damaging civil service job cuts.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.