§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether the evidence available to her 478W indicates that the age limit for prospective administration trainees in the Civil Service careers system works unfairly against coloured immigrants; whether she has any plans to alter the limit; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
No. However my right hon. and noble Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lanchester is considering a recent judgment by the employment appeal tribunal in a case where the age limit for applicants from within the civil service was in question. As leave to appeal was given to both parties it would not be appropriate to comment further.