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Over-50 Employment

Volume 456: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made of the effects of an employer-supported care voucher scheme on his Department's targets to improve the employment of people aged over 50 years; and if he will make a statement. (109289)

The Government currently have no plans to extend tax relief for childcare vouchers to cover the care of adults. The Government have to look carefully at the costs and benefits of any proposal when making an assessment of the economic case for intervention in this area.