HC Deb 06 December 1983 vol 50 c121W
34. Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to discourage employers from exercising age discrimination in filling job vacancies.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The Governmen are not convinced that legislating against age discrimination in employment would be beneficial or practicable. We recognise the value of the experience, skill and other qualities that older workers bring to their jobs and we hope that employers will keep their recruitment practices under review.

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