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Scottish Affairs Committee
The Committee holds a one off session on planned closures to Jobcentre Plus offices in Scotland.
The session aims to clarify Department for Work and Pensions plans to close up to 8 Jobcentre Plus offices in Glasgow, and the news that this will be extended to the rest of Scotland and the UK.
The Committee asks the Minister of State for Employment, Damian Hinds, to clarify his plans and set out how he reached the decision.
Evidence given by Ian Pope, DWP Group Executive Committee, PCS Union, and Stewart Malcolm McDonald MP, Member of Parliament for Glasgow South; Frank Mosson, Manager, Glasgow-Bridgeton Citizens Advice Bureau, Reverend Dr Martin Johnstone, Minister and Secretary of the Church and Society Council, Church of Scotland, and Carla McCormack, Policy and Parliamentary Officer, The Poverty Alliance (at 3.00pm); Damian Hinds MP, Minister of State for Employment, Karen Gosden, Director, People and Locations Programme, DWP, and Susan Park, Director of Work Services, DWP (at 3.45pm).
Scottish Affairs Committee holds one-off session on the consequences for job seekers and staff