Age equality bill to get second reading

A
private members bill which proposes the creation of an age equality commission
is to get a second reading next week.

If
the commission was to be set up it would examine all aspects of age equality in
society and would advise the government on legislation over issues including
discrimination.

Candy
Atherton, MP for Falmouth and Cornwall, is leading the Age Equality Bill and
has the firm support of her mother, Pam, who has written a letter to the
parents of all MPs urging them to back the campaign.

The
bill is also being backed by the Association of Retired Persons, Age Concern,
Help the Aged and the National Pensioners Convention.

www.arp.org.uk

By Ross Wigham

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