HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c100W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary. Lord Chancellor's Department if(a) her Department and (b) its agencies have a policy of not considering applications for employment by persons over a particular age. [59457]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Department and its agencies (the Court Service and Public Guardianship Office) are committed to equality of opportunity, and therefore have recruitment policies that ensure candidates are not discriminated against on grounds of age when being considered for jobs.