Jobcentre Plus Offices: Closure

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:37 pm on 30th January 2017.

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Photo of Alison Thewliss Alison Thewliss Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cities) 3:37 pm, 30th January 2017

The proposal to cut the back-office functions at Corunna House and Portcullis House in my constituency came on the back of the proposal to shut the Jobcentre Plus office in Bridgeton, one of eight being closed in the city of Glasgow—and before the consultation which closes tomorrow had even concluded. This proposal is a bolt from the blue, with no consultation with agencies in the city or with the Scottish Government. What do this Government have against the people of Glasgow?