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Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

Volume 494: debated on Friday 19 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many personal advisers Jobcentre Plus employed in each region in each of the last 12 months. (272657)

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 how many personal advisers Jobcentre Plus employed in each region in each of the last 12 months. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

The table enclosed shows the number of personal advisers in each Jobcentre Plus region in each month for the period March 2008 to February 2009.

Personal advisers by region

2008

March

April

May

June

July

August

Total numbers

9,147

8,918

8,950

8,966

9,053

9,014

East of England

615

602

610

620

628

644

East Midlands

549

540

543

547

559

566

London

1,479

1,465

1,462

1,449

1,444

1,420

North East

594

584

589

590

592

587

North West

1,288

1,243

1,257

1,254

1,254

1,259

Scotland

956

920

918

931

968

946

South East

754

722

720

728

759

772

South West

593

566

562

561

560

555

Wales

509

495

496

498

501

491

West Midlands

910

912

924

926

924

911

Yorkshire and the Humber

901

870

871

861

864

863

20082009

September

October

November

December

January

February

Total numbers

9,157

9,160

9,160

9,177

9,492

9,523

East of England

654

653

658

654

671

670

East Midlands

588

595

588

593

599

611

London

1,445

1,444

1,444

1,430

1,449

1,449

North East

600

589

579

578

603

606

North West

1,299

1,308

1,310

1,331

1,403

1,400

Scotland

948

952

957

950

983

978

South East

782

789

776

776

835

855

South West

554

540

536

542

568

581

Wales

490

495

504

512

532

524

West Midlands

926

930

935

939

961

952

Yorkshire and the Humber

871

865

874

873

890

897