Senior Civil Servants: Retirement Age

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:49 pm on 27th September 2000.

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Photo of Lord Janner of Braunstone Lord Janner of Braunstone Labour 2:49 pm, 27th September 2000

My Lords, I thank my noble and learned friend for that Answer and especially for promising to look into the question of forcing people out of work at the age of 60 simply because they have reached that age. Does he accept that to do so, whether in the Cabinet Office or anywhere else, is a form of totally unacceptable ageism? Does he not recognise that in this House the vast majority of people have learned from their own experience that it is only after the age of 60 that one acquires full skill, experience and knowledge?