§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service Agency under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from M. Fogden to Mr. David Alton, dated 29 March 1994:The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question in which you ask about the future of Allerton Road Jobcentre (JC), Liverpool.Allerton JC will be closed on or about 10 June 1994 as part of the Employment Service (ES) programme to integrate its services and rationalise its estate. The Allerton premises are located in a small three storey shop unit which cannot be converted to provide the full range of ES services; the lease expires in February 1995. We are therefore bringing together all our job seeking and benefit payment services at our nearby newly refurbished office at Wavertree. We hope this will provide an improved standard of service to our clients locally as everything will now be available under one roof.Wavertree ES JC is approximately two miles from Allerton and there is a regular bus service between them.I hope this is helpful.