Early day motion 154

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DWP ESTATE OFFICE CLOSURES

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.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 05.09.2017
Black, Mhairi Scottish National Party Paisley and Renfrewshire South 11.09.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 19.07.2017
Cowan, Ronnie Scottish National Party Inverclyde 18.07.2017
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 18.07.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 13.07.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 13.07.2017
Docherty, Martin Scottish National Party West Dunbartonshire 13.07.2017
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 11.07.2017
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 18.07.2017
Esterson, Bill Labour Party Sefton Central 20.07.2017
Fellows, Marion Scottish National Party Motherwell and Wishaw 13.07.2017
Gaffney, Hugh Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 11.07.2017
Gibson, Patricia Scottish National Party North Ayrshire and Arran 20.07.2017
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 11.07.2017
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 20.07.2017
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 17.07.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 17.07.2017
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 11.07.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 11.07.2017
Kinnock, Stephen Labour Party Aberavon 05.09.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 20.07.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 13.07.2017
Lloyd, Stephen Liberal Democrats Eastbourne 05.09.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 19.07.2017
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 13.07.2017
McGinn, Conor Labour Party St Helens North 18.07.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 17.07.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 06.09.2017
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 11.07.2017
O'Mara, Jared Labour Party Sheffield Hallam 09.10.2017
Owen, Albert Labour Party Ynys Môn 18.07.2017
Perkins, Toby Labour Party Chesterfield 09.10.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 13.07.2017
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 05.09.2017
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 19.07.2017
Stephens, Christopher [R] Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 11.07.2017
Stevens, Jo Labour Party Cardiff Central 17.07.2017
Sweeney, Paul Labour Party Glasgow North East 05.09.2017
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 17.07.2017
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 18.07.2017