§ Mr. O'Hara
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to give people who choose to work after the age of 65 the same employment protection as younger workers. 
§ Alan Johnson
[holding answer 24 March 2003]: The great majority of employment protection legislation already applies to older workers, whatever their age. We intend to review upper age limits on statutory redundancy payments and general unfair dismissal claims in the light of responses to the next public consultation on age discrimination, due to be launched this summer.