Mark Pawsey MP raises closure of General Social Care Council in Parliament

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey has called upon the Government to look into the costs of closing down the Rugby based General Social Care Council (GSCC) and transferring its tasks to the Health Professions Council in London.

Mark raised the issue of higher office costs and wages in the capital and has asked for the decision to close the Rugby based quango to be discussed further by Government ministers.

Speaking after questioning the leader of the House Sir George Young, Mark said:

“The announcement to close the GSCC was made some 18 months ago and upon discovering the news I immediately wrote to the relevant Government Minister to ask for clarification as to why the decision had been made.”

Mark continued:

“It is always a tragedy when people lose their jobs and the Government’s decision to close a number of quangos across the country was not taken lightly. Since the decision was made back in 2010 I know that the management team at the GSCC have been working tirelessly to support, and guide, those members of staff who have been affected.”

Responding to Mark’s question Sir George Young stated that the Government had been forced into some difficult decisions on public sector expenditure and confirmed that he would raise the issues Mark had highlighted within Government.