§ 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.