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Insurance: Elderly

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with the insurance industry on provision of (a) insurance and (b) travel insurance to older people; whether he provides guidance to the industry on the subject; and what recent representations he has received on the subject. (204908)

I have been asked to reply.

The Government meet regularly with representatives from the insurance industry. The Government published the consultation paper “A Framework for Fairness: Proposals for a Single Equality Bill for Great Britain” in June 2007 which looked at the case for extending the prohibition of age discrimination to the provision of goods, facilities and services, except where it can be objectively justified. The Government are currently considering responses to that consultation.