Documents to download

This Library Note provides background reading in advance of the debate to be held on 14 December 2012 on the place and contribution of older people in society. This Library Note considers what is meant by the term ‘older people’ and which age groups it covers. It then presents three examples of areas in society where older people make a contribution: in the workforce, the role they play in their communities and as providers of childcare. The Note concludes by considering the suggestion that the Government should appoint a Minister for Older People.

Documents to download

Related posts

  • In August and September 2020, the Government made several changes to the planning system in England. It introduced secondary legislation creating new permitted development rights and making changes to use classes. Five of these statutory instruments are being debated in the House of Lords on 27 October 2020. This article provides a summary of these instruments and the scrutiny they have received so far in Parliament.

  • This article looks at two movements for Black liberation: Black Lives Matter and the Black Panther Party. It considers some similarities and differences between the two organisations and details their impact on society in the US and the UK.

  • The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 place a prohibition on people gathering in groups of more than six in England; in effect implementing the Government’s ‘rule of six’ policy. Exemptions apply, for example if individuals are members of the same household or two linked households (a support bubble). The House of Lords is due to debate a motion to regret the rules on 6 October 2020.