Jobcentre Plus: Dismissal

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th December 2007.

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Photo of John Leech John Leech Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in Jobcentre Plus have been dismissed in the last 12 months due to their attendance record.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (Yorkshire and the Humber), Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Employment and Welfare Reform)

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, Lesley Strathie. I have asked her to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Lesley Strathie, dated 4 December 2007:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the number of staff in Jobcentre Plus who have been dismissed in the last 12 months due to their attendance record. This is something which falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

The latest available information is that 497 people were dismissed due to unsatisfactory attendance between October 2006 and September 2007.

The attendance management procedures operated by Jobcentre Plus are within the framework set in the Department for Work and Pensions attendance management policy.

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