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Privatisation Of Job Centre Call Centres

EDM number 618 in 2017-19, proposed by Jim Cunningham on 29/11/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits administration, Central government, Companies, Employment and Telecommunications.

That this House notes that the Department for Work and Pensions has announced its intention to outsource more core work to the private company, Capita; further notes that the Department for Work and Pensions already outsources jobseeker's allowance new claims calls to Capita; is concerned that there are plans to extend this to include other areas of telephony work; is further concerned that this announcement comes as part of a wider plan to close several jobcentre sites, including Coventry's Tile Hill jobcentre; notes that such closures raise questions for existing Department of Work and Pensions staff; and calls on the Government to halt the privatisation of key jobcentre work, and ensure that all jobcentres are properly staffed to deal with the increased claimant numbers and to ensure that no further redundancies are made.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Jim Cunningham29/11/2017Coventry SouthLabourProposed
Hugh Gaffney29/11/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Mike Hill29/11/2017HartlepoolLabourSeconded
Martin Docherty29/11/2017West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Stephens29/11/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Laura Smith29/11/2017Crewe and NantwichLabourSigned
Martin Whitfield29/11/2017East LothianLabourSigned
John McNally29/11/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Ann Clwyd29/11/2017Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Tonia Antoniazzi29/11/2017GowerLabourSigned
Mike Amesbury29/11/2017Weaver ValeLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner29/11/2017BolsoverLabourSigned
Mhairi Black29/11/2017Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law29/11/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Laura Pidcock29/11/2017North West DurhamLabourSigned
Ian Mearns29/11/2017GatesheadLabourSigned
Grahame Morris30/11/2017EasingtonLabourSeconded
Martyn Day30/11/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon01/12/2017North TynesideLabourSigned
David Linden04/12/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Christine Jardine04/12/2017Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Stephen Doughty04/12/2017Cardiff South and PenarthLabourSigned
Carol Monaghan04/12/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon05/12/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Jonathan Edwards05/12/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Marie Rimmer06/12/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle06/12/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Ben Lake07/12/2017CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Alison Thewliss07/12/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
George Howarth11/12/2017KnowsleyLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas11/12/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
John Cryer12/12/2017Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
David Crausby19/12/2017Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Sandy Martin19/01/2018IpswichLabourSigned

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