Jobcentre Plus: Closures

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:21 am on 6th July 2017.

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Photo of Tracy Brabin Tracy Brabin Shadow Minister (Education) 11:21 am, 6th July 2017

Having conducted a survey outside Batley jobcentre, I know that the majority of users walk there—often every day—to use the computers to look for jobs. With Batley’s closing, they will have to walk to Dewsbury, a journey of 20 minutes—if they are able-bodied. Will the Secretary of State confirm whether new sanctioning guidance will be provided for those who are late or miss appointments?