HC Deb 13 June 1995 vol 261 c443W
17. Mr. Robert Ainsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what monitoring he is doing of age discrimination in employment. [26724]

Miss Widdecombe

Age discrimination in the work place is well documented, as are the benefits of recruiting and retaining older workers—I refer the hon. Member, for example, to theEmployment Gazette, April 1995, a copy of which is available in the Library. The campaign for older workers continues through voluntary means to persuade employers not to restrict jobs to a particular age group. I propose, through the advisory group on older workers, to evaluate the success of the campaign in due course.

19. Mr. Waterson

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has assessed the success of the "Too Old, Who Says?" campaign; and if he will make a statement. [26479]

Miss Widdecombe

The success of the campaign for older workers is continually being assessed. There are encouraging signs that an increasing number of employers are reviewing age restrictions, and consequently providing greater numbers of job opportunities open to older workers.