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 David Gauke David Gauke The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 11:21 am, 6th July 2017

On co-location, let me be clear that we are happy to work with other authorities, but signing on does have to take place on jobcentre premises. In terms of guarantees and so on, any Government Department has to look sensibly at its estate to ensure that it is deployed efficiently. As I say, we are in an environment where we are in fact increasing frontline staff, not reducing them.