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Government's Agenda For Jobs

EDM number 2324 in 2010-12, proposed by Alan Meale on 31/10/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Employment.

That this House is aware of the Department for Work and Pensions' decision, as part of the Government's reform and transformation agenda, to close large numbers of benefit delivery and contact centres throughout the UK under the guise of making better use of its estate by the creation of a smaller, leaner organisation able to deliver more ofits services via either the telephone and/or internet; believes such a strategy is unwise at a time of mass unemployment, with there being an even greater need for such services; and calls on the Government to desist from such a short-sighted and dangerous analysis, but instead to sit down with the Department's own skilled staff and devise meaningful programmes designed to get people back to work.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Alan Meale31/10/2011MansfieldLabourProposed
John McDonnell31/10/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery31/10/2011WansbeckLabourSeconded
Jim Sheridan31/10/2011Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin31/10/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
David Crausby31/10/2011Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Linda Riordan01/11/2011HalifaxLabourSigned
Martin Caton01/11/2011GowerLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins01/11/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner01/11/2011BolsoverLabourSigned
David Simpson01/11/2011Upper BannDUPSigned
Sandra Osborne02/11/2011Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell02/11/2011East LondonderryDUPSigned
Jeremy Corbyn02/11/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ian Davidson03/11/2011Glasgow South WestLabourSigned
Katy Clark07/11/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Steve Rotheram07/11/2011Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Iain McKenzie08/11/2011InverclydeLabourSigned
Gerry Sutcliffe09/11/2011Bradford SouthLabourSigned
Grahame Morris09/11/2011EasingtonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon15/11/2011North TynesideLabourSigned

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