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Age Discrimination

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to address the issue of age discrimination. [109444]

My Department has a commitment to removing all unfair discrimination, which includes on the basis of age, and has integrated age into its Equal Opportunities Statement.My Department adopted recommendations from the "Winning the Generation Game" report, including offering staff the opportunity of working until 65. In advance of the legislation coming in 2006, the Department has also adopted best practice in removing date of birth from the recruitment process and advertising vacancies in a range of press, aimed at all age ranges.