§ Ms Atherton
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what action his Department has taken to tackle discrimination against older people. 
§ Dr. Whitehead
The Government are determined to tackle discrimination against older people and will continue to act to combat it wherever it is found.
Our long-term integrated transport strategy is helping older people by delivering more accessible public transport, ensuring half price local bus fares for pensioners, and providing support for a wide range of flexible, community transport projects. We are also taking forward the recommendations contained in our audit of older people's transport requirements.