HC Deb 29 June 1959 vol 608 c12W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the fact that the average effective working life of the community has increased approximately two years during the last 25 years, due to many different causes, he will consider having a detailed investigation made to ascertain how this affects operatives, foremen, employers, and executives, respectively.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I regret that it is not at present possible to undertake a detailed statistical study of this kind in my Department. As was stated in the debate on the employment of older men and women on 6th March, research into various aspects of the subject is going on and arrangements have been made for contacts to be maintained between research bodies and industry.