UK needs minister for elderly, MP Tracey Crouch urges

The creation of a ministerial post for older people would be of "huge value" to the government, a Kent MP has told the Commons.

Tracey Crouch, the Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford, led an adjournment debate in Westminster Hall on care for older people.

Ahead of the debate, Ms Crouch said the new role was required because one in four people will be over 65 by 2050.

An adjournment debate is a short debate introduced by a backbench MP.

It gives members the opportunity to discuss issues of concern to them.

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