HC Deb 23 July 1997 vol 298 c609W
Ms Perham

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how often since 1992 his Department has been responsible for employment advertisements which contained age restrictions upon those who could apply. [9508]

Mr. Dewar

Complete records of recruitment activity are not available before April 1993, when the Scottish Office centralised its recruitment function. In the period 1 April 1993 to 30 June 1997, the Scottish Office ran 254 advertisements, none of which contained age restrictions.