Committee For OFMDFM Welcomes The Announcement Of A Commissioner For Older People

Session: 2007/2008

Date: 19 December 2007

Reference: COFMDFM 13/07

At its meeting today, the Committee for the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister considered the announcement by First Minister and deputy First Minister that they intend to establish a Commissioner for Older People.

The Committee recognises the disadvantages experienced by many older people and therefore welcomes the decision by the First Minister and deputy First Minister to establish a Commissioner for Older People.

The Chairperson, Mr Danny Kennedy MLA said:

“The Committee supports the announcement by the First Minister and deputy First Minister and will be engaging with OFMDFM to ensure that the powers and responsibilities of the Commissioner are capable of delivering real benefits for older people.”

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