Stewart McDonald MP asked the leader of the House of Commons to ensure the public consultation on proposed jobcentre closures in Glasgow is published today, and criticised the DWP for failing to do so in the eight days since the closures were announced.
Stewart McDonald MP raised a point of order regarding the ongoing delay to the publication of the Department for Work and Pensions' public consultation on proposed Job Centre closures in Glasgow. The Deputy Speaker said she hopes Ministers in the chamber will address satisfactorily.
Following discussions I have had with the landlord of the Braes Shopping Centre, where the Job Centre is based, they have said they are willing to discuss a rent reduction with the DWP which would allow them to save money and retain the service.
Along with other Glasgow colleagues, I met with representatives of PCS Scotland this morning to discuss UK Government plans to close 8 of Glasgow's 16 Job Centres, including both Langside and Castlemilk in my constituency.
Today, along with Glasgow's other MPs, I met with senior managers from the DWP to raise my concerns about the Job Centre closures announced on Wednesday.
Stewart McDonald MP criticised the UK Government's plans to close half of Glasgow's jobcentres, and demanded Ministers make a statement after Glasgow MPs only became aware of the plans after being alerted by the press.
SNP MP for Glasgow South, Stewart McDonald, has criticised plans announced today by the Government to close the Castlemilk and Langside Job Centre.
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