The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the acting chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, Mel Groves. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.
Letter from Mel Groves:
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking when Bathgate Jobcentre Plus plans to reply to your correspondence of 19 January 2009 and 12 February 2009 about your constituent Evelyn Smith. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.
I am sorry that you did not receive a reply to your correspondence within a reasonable time and would like to apologise for any inconvenience this delay caused.
Unfortunately, Bathgate Benefit Delivery Centre has no record of receiving your correspondence of 19 January, but I can confirm that the Centre Manager responded to your letter of 12 February on 4 March and attach a copy for your convenience and ease of reference.