§ Mr. Sarwar
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what action the Government are taking to tackle age discrimination within Government departments. 
§ Dr. Jack Cunningham
The Cabinet Office has this week issued "Age Diversity in the Civil Service: Guidance for Departments and Agencies".
This Guidance is designed to help Departments and agencies to implement the Code of Practice published by the Department for Education and Employment in June. It includes advice on avoiding age and age-related criteria, such as age limits, for recruitment, selection, training and development.