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2008 Retired Members' Conference
12 June 2008
Carried as Amended

At the 2007 Retired Members’ Annual Conference, an Emergency Motion was carried, with the third highest support, calling for a single Government Minister for responsibility for the Elderly. Since then a Commissioner for the Elderly has been appointed for Wales, by the Welsh Assembly, with responsibility for ensuring all aspects for the elderly receive appropriate priority by relevant public organisations which is proving successful in many areas.

Conference therefore instructs the National Retired Members’ Committee and calls on the National Executive Council to campaign for the establishment of similar Commissioners for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, eventually to be merged into one Commission for the UK. Reports on the campaign progress to be circulated to Regional Retired Members’ Committees and Branch Retired Members Secretaries/Sections by 31 May 2009.