National Insurance Contributions Office: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Labour, Middlesbrough

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason Newcastle was chosen as the National Insurance centre for residents of Middlesbrough; and what effect this choice is having on service provision.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Newcastle was chosen as the national insurance centre for residents of Middlesbrough as it has centralised expertise in administering applications for national insurance numbers. Given this expertise, proximity to Middlesbrough and availability of public transport, Newcastle provides a viable service that maintains the level of expertise and security required.

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