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Social Security Offices/Job Centres

Volume 408: debated on Friday 11 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a)social security offices and (b) job centres there are in the UK. [116921]

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, David Anderson. He will write to the hon. Member.

Letter from David Anderson to Mr. Maples, dated 11 July 2003:

As Jobcentre Plus is an Executive Agency, the Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the numbers of Jobcentres and Social Security offices. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of the Agency.
The ongoing roll out of the new Jobcentre Plus service means that the number of offices is continuously changing. As of 2 June there were 425 Social Security offices, 756 Jobcentres and 261 new integrated Jobcentre Plus offices in Great Britain.
The administration of Social Security offices and Jobcentres in Northern Ireland is a matter for the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
I hope this is helpful.