§ Linda Perham
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent research his Department has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on age discrimination. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
In June 1999, the Government published the Code of Practice on Age Diversity. This was issued to employers with the aim of reducing age discrimination in the work place. A programme of research to evaluate the impact of the Code was carried out between March 1999 and December 2000. A full report of the findings from the evaluation was published by my Department in December 2001 entitled "Evaluation of the Code of Practice on Age Diversity in Employment: Report of Research Findings". A copy is available in the Library.