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Jobcentres: Dumbartonshire

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Martin Docherty Martin Docherty Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Voluntary Sector)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when an Equality Impact Assessment will be published on the proposal to close the Alexandria Jobcentre in West Dunbartonshire constituency.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Throughout the development of this project, the department has been mindful of its duties under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, and in particular the duty to have regard to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between those who have a protected characteristic and those who don’t. Statistical analysis has informed high-level decision-making. Site-specific information will be reflected in the final decisions.

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