MSP Tomkins vis­its Ruther­glen

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Adam Tomkins MSP paid a visit to Ruther­glen JobCen­tre Plus last week to see the work they do in help­ing peo­ple back in to work.

The Con­ser­va­tive spokesper­son for com­mu­ni­ties, so­cial se­cu­rity, the con­sti­tu­tion and equal­i­ties was in the Royal Burgh last Tues­day, Au­gust 9.

He rep­re­sents the town as part of the Glas­gow re­gional con­stituency.

His visit came as new pow­ers over so­cial se­cu­rity are set to be de­volved to Holy­rood.

Speak­ing about his visit, Mr Tomkins said:“I was de­lighted to have the op­por­tu­nity to see the fan­tas­tic work which JobCen­tre Plus do in help­ing their cus­tomers back in to work.

“It is vi­tally im­por­tant that, as the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment take con­trol over a third of ex­ist­ing work­ing age benefits, that the UK Gov­ern­ment’s fo­cus on get­ting peo­ple back in to work is re­tained as it has de­liv­ered the low­est level of un­em­ploy­ment for decades.

“The So­cial Se­cu­rity Con­sul­ta­tion is a huge op­por­tu­nity for those who use the so­cial se­cu­rity sys­tem to play a sig­nif­i­cant role in shap­ing the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s view on how these pow­ers will be used.”

Turn to page 38 for Mr Tomkin’s first Reformer col­umn.

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