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Age Diversity

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department completed its diagnostic review for compliance with the Government's Code of Practice for Age Diversity in Employment; and what changes her Department plans to make following the review. [99423]

The Department is committed to equal opportunities for all and had already incorporated age into its equal opportunities policy prior to the "Winning the Generation Game" report. The Department is in the process of implementing the final recommendation of the report, with the introduction of a flexible retirement age for those between 60 and 65 years.

InstitutionIncrease in visitors in the first 12 months of free entry1
Imperial War Museum (Lambeth Road)68,887
Victoria and Albert Museum (free entry introduced 22 November 2001)1,245,674
Natural History Museum1,336,457
Science Museum (South Kensington)1,321,316
National Railway Museum (York)197,596
National Coal Mining Museum for England (free entry introduced 8 April 2002)230,307
Museum of London85,972
Royal Armouries (Leeds)59,676