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Jobcentre Plus

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1405W, if he will place in the Library a copy of the report on Jobcentre Plus’s investigation into the feasibility of introducing advance payments. (202207)

[holding answer 28 April 2008]: 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 Lesley Strathie, dated 12 May 2008:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1405W, if he will place in the Library a copy of the report on Jobcentre Plus’s investigation into the feasibility of introducing advance payments. This is something which falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as chief executive of Jobcentre Plus.

I have no plans to place a copy of the report in the Library as this is subject to ongoing policy development. I would be pleased to arrange for you to be briefed by one of my senior officials, if you would find that helpful.