Below is a Statement from Mhairi Black MP on the closure on Lonend DWP administration centre.

Mhairi Black MP said:

“This is yet more bad news for Paisley. This will be devastating for all those who work there.

“I think it is deplorable that the Minister for Employment did not bother alert MPs ahead of this announcement, and instead left us to find out this information through the media.

“There are already concerns that DWP staff are under pressure with increasing workload and I do not understand how closing yet more facilities will rectify that.

“This closure will impact directly on those who rely on our security system.”

Further details to follow.