MP Condemns The Closure of Carlyon Print
Westminster, London, UK
Barry Gardiner MP for Brent North attacked Brent Council yesterday in Parliament in Response to the decision to close ‘Carlyon Print’ in Alperton, Wembley.
He condemned the loss of 29 jobs for local people with disabilities and asked that they be given help in the transition from work to benefit and back into employment. Anne McGuire (Minister for Disabled People, DWP) praised Mr Gardiner’s work and agreed to come to a reception he is hosting in the House of Commons to thank the workforce later this month.
“I thank my hon. Friend for the way that she has supported the disabled people at Carlyon Print Service in my constituency, 23 of whom are out of work owing to the lack of foresight on the part of the local Liberal Democrat and Conservative council. Will my hon. Friend condemn that short-sighted move by the council, and ensure that when those people are making the transition from work in those sheltered surroundings back to unemployment, their benefits transition is facilitated as much as possible?”
Anne McGuire (Minister for Disabled People, DWP) praised Mr Gardiner’s work and agreed to come to a reception he is hosting in the House of Commons to thank the workforce later this month.
“I thank my hon. Friend for his question. I know that he has made a commitment to the Carlyon print factory in the face of the local council’s decision. I would, of course, be delighted to attend the reception. Jobcentre Plus and the DWP will do all they can sensitively to support his constituents’ transition from work to benefits and, we hope, back into work.”
Mr Gardiner said “The Council’s decision to close Carlyon is vicious and short-sighted. It hurts some of the most vulnerable people in our community. I am delighted that the Minister is going to make sure that my constituents get the support they deserve”.