HC Deb 25 June 2002 vol 387 c797W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if(a) his Department and (b) its agencies have a policy of not considering applications for employment by persons over a particular age. [59455]

Jane Kennedy

There are no formal age restrictions for recruitment to the Northern Ireland Office. An upper age limit is not set but advertisements for posts in the Northern Ireland Office state that the normal retirement age. under existing pension arrangements, is 60.