Job Release Scheme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th November 1986.

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Photo of Mr John Evans Mr John Evans , St Helens North 12:00 am, 18th November 1986

In view of the popularity of this scheme with employers and employees, why do the Government not adopt a step-by-step approach by reducing the retirement age one year at a time? They could start by reducing it to at least the qualifying age of 63, which is what it was when the Government took office.