Today Heidi Alexander (MP for Lewisham East) and I challenged David Cameron at Prime Minister's Question Time.
Yesterday I secured a promise from Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, that a full Jobcentre Plus service would be kept in Deptford if a suitable building could be found.
I was appalled to learn of the Coalition Government's hypocritical plans to close the Jobcentre Plus on Deptford High Street.
I am pleased to report that the landlord and the Jobcentre have today agreed a new lease, thereby securing the Jobcentre’s continuing presence on Deptford High Street.
The number of people completing apprenticeships rose by 154% in Lewisham between 2002/03 and 2005/06, thanks to Government investment and the hard work of those taking part.