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Southside MP says DWP must publish public consultation on Job Centre closures today

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.

MP calls for immediate publication of public consultation on Glasgow's Job Centre closures

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.

MP seeks reprieve for Castlemilk Job Centre

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.

MP Welcomes Positive Talks With Trade Union Reps

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.

MP comments on meeting with DWP bosses

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.

MP criticises UK Government's prolonged silence on jobcentre closures

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.

Southside MP slams Tory cuts as local Job Centres face axe

SNP MP for Glasgow South, Stewart McDonald, has criticised plans announced today by the Government to close the Castlemilk and Langside Job Centre.

Calls for DWP staff training to recognise the fluctuating nature of HIV

Staff working at the DWP’s assessment centres should be better trained to deal with people living with HIV, according to Stewart McDonald MP.

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