HC Deb 03 April 1996 vol 275 cc350-2W
Mrs. Ray Michie

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list(a) the location and (b) the number of job losses or relocation of employees for each (i) Contributions Agency office and (ii) Benefits Agency office which has closed in Scotland since 1990. [21571]

Mr. Heald

The information requested is in the tables:

Contributions Agency
The contributions agency has continuously reviewed its field organisation in light of customer expectation, information technology developments, the drive for efficiency and reduced running costs
Location Year Job losses Relocated to Number of staff
Dundee West 1991 Nil Dundee East 4
Anniesland Glasgow City 1
Rutherglen Glasgow South 3
Craigston Glasgow South 4
Shettleston Bridgeton 3
Kirkwall BA1 1
Lerwick BA1 1
Port Glasgow Paisley 1
Coatbridge 1992 Nil Hamilton 3
Cowdenbeath Dunfermline 2
West Argyle House 7
East Argyle House 6
North Argyle House 6
South Argyle House 6
City Argyle House 13
Bridgeton Glasgow City 3
Springburn Glasgow City 1
Lanark Wishaw 1
Leven Kirkcaldy 2
Motherwell Wishaw 3
Aberdeen South 1993 Nil Aberdeen North 14
Dumbarton Clydebank 3
Glasgow— Glasgow City 1
Airdrie 1994 Nil Hamilton 5
East Kilbride Hamilton 5
Southside Glasgow South 4
Lauriston Glasgow South 7
Irvine Ayr 4
Johnstone Paisley 4
Wishaw Hamilton 3
Arbroath 1995 Nil Dundee 3
Clydebank Paisley 2
Greenock Paisley 6
Kilmarnock Ayr 3
Dunfermline 1996 Nil Kirkcaldy 2

1. No actual job losses; staff at Kirkwall and Lerwick transferred to the Benefits Agency (BA) and the remainder were relocated in Contributions Agency locations.

2. Data is provisional and subject to change.

Benefits Agency: The following rationalisation of the Benefits Agency estate was undertaken as part of the drive for increased efficiency
Location Year Job losses Relocated to Number of staff
Newton Stewart 1995 Nil Part time outlet Nil
Dundee West 1993 4 Staff relocated within Dundee. Job losses were all cleaners 92
Aberdeen 1993 Nil Staff relocated to Greyfriars House in Aberdeen 71
Lothian West (Edinburgh) 1995–96 Nil Staff relocated to Bathgate 50

1. Data is provisional and subject to change.