HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc310-1W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with colleagues in the Department for Health to ensure fair treatment for older people from ethnic minority groups and their needs in terms of(a) income and (b) quality of life. [155810]

Malcolm Wicks

Ministers have regular contact with colleagues in Department of Health to discuss the position of older people—this would include the fair treatment of minority groups such as ethnic minorities.