§ Baroness Greengross
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What work has been completed, or is planned, to implement conclusion 5 of the Performance and Innovation Unit report Winning the Generation Game published in April, that, pending the review of the code of practice on Age Diversity, "options for the preferred model of legislation should be developed and costed". [HL3747]
§ Baroness Blackstone
The Government have always made clear that the evaluation of the code of practice on Age Diversity in Employment and other research will inform any plans for future legislation.
We have in place a comprehensive research programme, including an economic impact assessment, which is looking at the economic, financial and practical implications of partly or fully implementing age legislation modelled on the code. Other research includes looking at the reasons why other countries have introduced age legislation and how successful it has been in altering the labour market position of older people.
Findings from all our research will be published during 2001.