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Flexible Retirement Schemes

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received from the Trades Union Congress on the need to introduce flexible retirement schemes.

My right hon. Friend has seen the Trades Union Congress "Economic Review 1980", which refers to the contribution that early retirement can make to the creation of job opportunities. I have also seen the progress reports on the TUC's "Campaign for Reduced Working Time". My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services has been considering representations from the TUC in response to his Department's discussion document "A Happier Old Age".

34.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received from the Trades Union Congress on the need to introduce some form of flexible retirement.

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received from the Trades Union Congress on the need to introduce flexible retirement schemes.

I have seen the Trades Union Congress "Economic Review 1980", which refers to the contribution that early retirement can make to the creation of job opportunities. I have also seen the progress reports on the TUC's "Campaign for Reduced Working Time". My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services has also been considering representations from the TUC in response to his Department's discussion document "A Happier Old Age".