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Age: Discrimination

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on discrimination in the provision of basic goods and services to older people because of their age. (126247)

The Discrimination Law Review has evaluated a wide range of evidence and research on this issue. Examples include the report of the ‘Research on Age Discrimination Project’ carried out by the Open University and Help the Aged and a survey carried out by the University of Kent and Age Concern entitled ‘Ageism—A benchmark of public attitudes in Britain’.