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This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on age discrimination. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
22.05.2014The Public Sector Equality Duty and Equality Impact Assessments
This note provides an overview of the public sector equality duty, contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, and Equality Impact Assessments.
14.03.2013Insurance and discrimination laws: motor and travel insurance
This note outlines how the insurance industry operates within the law on discrimination, particularly with respect to age and sex discrimination.
20.02.2013Employment: Retirement Age
As of 1 October 2011, the Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age Provisions) Regulations 2011 abolished the DRA.
01.02.2010EU bibliographies: proposed equal treatment directive
Under its 'Renewed Social Agenda' the European Commission adopted on 2 July 2008 a non-discrimination package including a proposal for a new directive on equal treatment prohibiting discrimination on grounds of age, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief outside the employment sphere. This Note brings together documents relevant to the proposed "Equal Treatment Directive" and its scrutiny in the UK and EU.
17.11.2005Equality Bill (HL) (Bill 85 2005-06)
Equality Bill (HL) (Bill 85 of 2005-06). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/77
24.03.2005Equality Bill (Bill 72 of 2004/05)
The Equality Bill (Bill 72 of 2004/05). House of Commons Library Research Paper 05/28.
16.11.2001Age Equality Commission Bill (Bill 10 of 2001-02)
Age Equality Commission Bill (Bill 10 of 2001/02). House of Commons Library Research Paper 01/100.

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
13.12.2011PROOF OF AGE STANDARDS SCHEME (PASS)
That this House supports CitizenCard, Young Scot, Validate and other cards bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) hologram which should enable young adults to access age-restricted ...
22.06.2009EQUALITY BILL AND AGE-RELATED INSURANCE PRODUCTS
That this House notes that the Government policy paper Framework for Fairness June 2007 stated that the Equality Bill, currently before Parliament, should not have the unintended consequence ...
10.03.2009MANDATORY RETIREMENT AGE
That this House notes with regret the opposition of the Government to the case brought by Age Concern to the European Court of Justice; and regrets that a mandatory retirement age of ...
14.01.2009EQUALITY BILL AND AGE DISCRIMINATION
That this House notes the Government's manifesto commitment to bring in a single comprehensive Equality Bill within the lifetime of this Parliament; welcomes the Government's commitment ...
19.11.2007MR ROBERT KANDT AND LIBERAL DEMOCRAT RETIREMENT POLICY
That this House deeply regrets the forced retirement of Robert Kandt, the distinguished Clerk of Barnoldswick Town Council; notes his wish to carry on in post beyond his 65th birthday ...

Glossary

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses