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Employment Service Offices

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 27 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many extra staff he proposes to employ at the Kidsgrove and Burslem offices as a result of the proposed reorganisation;(2) what is his current and projected estimate of the number of people using the Biddulph jobcentre and unemployment office who will be affected by the proposed reorganisation of jobcentres and unemployment offices in Staffordshire and who will use alternative premises in Kidsgrove and Burslem as a result;(3) how many redundancies will result from the proposed organisation of jobcentres and unemployment offices in Staffordshire;(4) what is his estimate of the cost and projected Cost to his Department of reimbursing travelling costs of those people currently attending the jobcentre and unemployment office in Biddulph to enable them to attend alternative premises in Kidsgrove and Burslem.

The Employment Service became an executive agency on 2 April 1990. Mr. Mike Fogden, the Employment Service agency's chief executive will be replying in writing to the hon. Lady.