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Elderly Persons

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 24 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that many employees are compelled to give up their employment when they reach 65 years of age; and, in view of the country's great need of an increased labour force, what he proposes to do about this situation.

Yes, and I would refer my hon. Friend to my statement in the debate on this subject on 13th April, 1951.

asked the Minister of Labour what machinery is to be used to ensure that everything possible is to be done to maintain older people in employment in such public services as the Civil Service, the teaching profession, the Army, Navy, Air Force and the police.

My Department co-ordinates the activities of the various public services on this matter; and the individual services make any necessary changes in their policies and practices acting where appropriate through Whitley or other joint consultative machinery.