Members of the Lords, including the chair of Age Scotland and the chief executive of the International Longevity Centre - UK, debated the human rights and comprehensive care of older persons, in the House of Lords on Thursday 16 November.
This was a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (Labour), chair of Age Scotland.
Members who took part included:
Lord O'Shaughnessy (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department of Health, responded on behalf of the government.