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Hillingdon council's over 65 discount scheme

EDM (Early Day Motion) 305: tabled on 22 January 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Mr Ian Clarke for his campaign to expose age discrimination by the London Borough of Hillingdon in its reform of the council’s over 65 discount scheme, in which means testing was introduced in an arbitrary and discriminatory manner; considers that the council’s argument that the production and consideration of an impact assessment provides the legal cover for this discriminatory policy decision is neither legally nor morally convincing; for that reason urges the council to reconsider its decision; and notes that Government ministers have equally failed to intervene to prevent this abuse of power by Hillingdon council.