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Jobcentre Plus: Chard

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people visited the Jobcentre in Chard in each month since July 2006; and if he will make a statement. (143041)

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, Lesley Strathie. I have asked her to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Mel Groves, dated 21 June 2007:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the number of people who have visited Chard Jobcentre since July 2006. This is something which falls within the responsibilities delegated to Lesley Strathie as Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus. I am replying on her behalf as Acting Chief Executive.

I am unable to provide details of customer usage in Chard Jobcentre since July 2006 as this information is not recorded in sufficient detail. We are analysing the number of customers using the office as part of the office network review. This monitoring commenced on 21 May 2007 and is being undertaken over a six week period.

I hope this is helpful.