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Age Discrimination

Volume 201: debated on Tuesday 14 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what discussions he has had on the subject of age discrimination by employers; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. and learned Friend and I have met many of the voluntary sector organisations which speak out against age discrimination by employers, and have received representations from others. We continue to urge employers to abandon arbitrary age limits in recruitment as inefficient and wasteful, and to treat everyone on their merits.