Jobcentres: Liverpool

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th March 2017.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will publish the equality impact assessment reports his Department has undertaken on jobcentre closures in Liverpool, Wavertree constituency.

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

Throughout the development of these proposals, the Department has been mindful of its duties under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010. Consideration of the potential impact on staff and customers has been informed by statistical analysis of population data, local knowledge and consultation.

As we obtain further local, site-specific information for all sites, including those in the Liverpool Wavertree constituency, we will ensure any issues identified are also taken fully into consideration when the final decisions are made. We intend to complete this work within the next 12 weeks; equality analysis is not generally published separately but it will be used to inform final decisions.

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