To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who was consulted by the person in his Department who took the decision to close Wallasey Jobcentre Plus before making that decision; and if he will make a statement on that decision.
9 September 2015
No decision has been made regarding the proposed closure of Wallasey Jobcentre Plus.
We are currently in a period of consultation with key stakeholders ending Friday 18 September. A formal decision will be made after this time.
As part of our ‘business as usual approach’ to achieving value for money from all our DWP estate, we routinely seek opportunities to make better use of the estate. This includes estate we currently have as well as opportunities to co-locate with other key stakeholders where the service to our claimants can be maintained or improved. The proposal to relocate services and staff from Wallasey Jobcentre into Birkenhead is part of that approach.