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Age Discrimination

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the Department has to accord people aged over 65 the same level of employment rights as those aged under 65. [114611]

The great majority of employment protection legislation already applies to older workers, whatever their age. We intend to review upper age limits on statutory redundancy payments and general unfair dismissal claims in the light of responses to the next public consultation on age discrimination, due to be launched this summer.