Age Diversity

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th April 1999.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Minister of State (Department for Education and Employment) 12:00 am, 29th April 1999

I thank my hon. Friend for her welcome for the code. I believe that it will make a difference in spreading good practice, in helping to change attitudes and in challenging outdated assumptions. As she says, it will be closely monitored and carefully evaluated. As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister made clear in a written answer on 15 December, the impact of the code will be evaluated and that will inform future plans for legislation in that area.