§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if(a) her Department and (b) its agencies have a policy of not considering applications for employment by persons over a particular age. 724W
§ Clare Short
My Department currently maintains a normal retiring age of 60 and it has not hitherto been the practice to recruit staff above the age at which existing staff are required to retire unless there were exceptional management reasons. However, this policy is currently under review in respect of those staff for whom DFID has delegated authority to determine the normal retiring age (that is, staff below the senior civil service).