Fylde MP quizzes department over job centre’s future

Mark Menzies MP has questioned Ministers over plans for St Annes Job Centre.

The Member of Parliament submitted a written question to the Department for Work and Pensions after becoming concerned about the future of the current site on Orchard Road.

He said: “I recently read that an application had been submitted to build flats on the Westmorland House site and wanted to find out more about what the department plans to do with that facility.

“I therefore submitted a Parliamentary question to the Minister but unfortunately received a pretty poor response. It stated that a review of all DWP estates is underway as contracts are up for review in 2018 and it would be inappropriate to provide further details while that process is taking place.

“That isn’t good enough for me as this planning application has put proposals in the public domain which I am sure will be concerning for the 31 people who work at the site and the many clients who use those services every day. I will be going back to the Minister this week to seek further clarification.”

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