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Elderly People

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 3 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what response he has made to the European Commission communication on aging (COM(90)80 FINAL).

My noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State presented an explanatory memorandum to Parliament on 29 June, copies of which are available in the Library and the Vote Office. We have made it clear that while we support the spirit of the communication, we believe that a number of the proposals are best considered in the context of national arrangements.