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Equality Bill amendment on default retirement age is scrapped again

An Equality Bill amendment calling for the default retirement age (DRA) to be scrapped by the end of next year was withdrawn for the second time yesterday after the Leader of the House of Lords said the government would take action on the DRA "as soon as reasonably practical".

Liberal Democrat peers Lord Wallace and Lord Lester had called for a 'sunset clause' to be added to the Bill so that, if the government failed to remove the DRA of 65 by 2011, it would be abolished through the equality legislation.

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March 3, 2010

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