Caring for the Elderly

Part of Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:49 pm on 15th July 2009.

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Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Labour, Croydon North 4:49 pm, 15th July 2009

On the default retirement age, does the Minister agree that, in the coming years, with longer life expectancy, the idea that one retirement age should apply to all is bound to be thrown into the dustbin of British social history? Would it not be sensible if the Government came forward now and said that that was their position? It is a sensible position, and it will soon happen.