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Departmental Office Closures

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Chancellor of the Exchequer the effect of the closure of their Department’s offices in North Northamptonshire on numbers of jobseeker’s allowance claims in the area. (126375)

The number on JSA has fallen by a quarter in Wellingborough since May 1997. I have no current plans to meet the Home Secretary or the Chancellor to discuss these matters.