HC Deb 18 January 1991 vol 183 c624W
Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Norwich, North (Mr. Thompson) on 6 December,Official Report, column 174, he will make a further statement on the action programme in favour of the elderly.

Mr. Dorrell

On 26 November 1990 the Social Affairs Council reached a decision for a Community action programme for the elderly in the employment, social security and health areas. The action programme will concentrate on: the exchange of information and experience; the establishment of a monitoring centre; and consideration of the feasibility and usefulness of establishing a network of innovative experiences.

A European Year of the Elderly was proposed for 1993.