HL Deb 02 December 1996 vol 576 c35WA
Baroness Macleod of Borve

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will prohibit employers from designating preferred age groups when advertising job vacancies.

Lord Henley

Her Majesty's Government would expect all good employers not to include an arbitrary age range in their advertisements. They are convinced that the best way to combat age discrimination in employment is through persuasion and education. Her Majesty's Government do not intend to introduce legislation to eliminate job vacancy advertisements designating age limits.