Mr. Ted Fletcher
asked the Minister of Labour what action is being taken to persuade employers to engage workmen who were formerly redundant and are over 55 years of age.
§ Mr. Gunter
My officers give the same assistance to obtain employment to all redundant workers, irrespective of age. With workmen over 55 years of age, it has been the Ministry's policy to persuade employers to consider them on their capacity to do the job and not make age a bar to employment. I am happy to say we have had some success with these approaches.