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EDM number 205 in 1996-97, proposed by Ieuan Wyn Jones on 18/11/1996.

That this House deplores the proposal by the management of the Benefits Agency in Wales to close 14 main offices and a number of other public caller offices; considers that this would mean a major reduction in the provision of services to the public; believes that the alternative arrangements set out in the consultative document are completely unsafitisfactory; believes that the Benefits Agency should maintain a range of offices throughout Wales to meet the needs of claimants and that the proposals would lead to hardship for many of these entitled to benefits, particularly those with no access to telephone or private transport; and calls on the Benefits Agency to scrap these proposals and to discuss the matter in detail with the representatives of the employees and those organisations who provide advice and assistance to claimants.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

Ieuan Wyn Jones18/11/1996Ynys MProposed
Elfyn Llwyd18/11/1996Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Dafydd Wigley18/11/1996CaernarfonSigned
Colin Pickthall19/11/1996West LancashireSigned
Barry Jones19/11/1996Alyn & DeesideSigned
Norman Godman19/11/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Harry Barnes19/11/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Mike Hall20/11/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Audrey Wise20/11/1996PrestonSigned
Robert Wareing20/11/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Tommy Graham20/11/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Maria Fyfe20/11/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Margaret Ewing20/11/1996MoraySigned
Ian Davidson20/11/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
Michael Clapham20/11/1996Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Ken Livingstone20/11/1996Brent EastSigned
Gordon Prentice20/11/1996PendleSigned
Paul Flynn20/11/1996Newport WestSigned
Win Griffiths21/11/1996BridgendSigned
Mike Watson21/11/1996Glasgow CentralSigned
Dennis Turner21/11/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Roland Boyes21/11/1996Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Eddie Loyden21/11/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Lynne Jones21/11/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Alex Carlile25/11/1996MontgomerySigned
Donald Anderson25/11/1996Swansea EastSigned
John Heppell26/11/1996Nottingham EastSigned
Kim Howells26/11/1996PontypriddSigned
Michael Connarty26/11/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Alex Salmond29/11/1996Banff & BuchanSigned

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