§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the number of jobcentres that have been closed in the past 15 years in Scotland, by region.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from M.E.G. Fogden to Mr. Malcolm Bruce, dated 21 February 1995:The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about the number of Jobcentres that have been closed down in the past 15 years in Scotland, by region.Unfortunately this information is not fully available. Figures can only be provided from 1989/90, the year in which the Employment Service became an Agency.Since that date, one Jobcentre has closed in the regional authority area of Strathclyde. This office was Dalmellington.