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Department for Work and Pensions

15 October 2002

Pensions Secretary Ian McCartney, speaking at the launch today of South Camden City Learning Centre, praised the centre for its plans to encourage older members of the community to make use of its ICT facilities.

The City Learning Centre provides South Camden Community School, other Camden schools and the local community with a state-of-the-art ICT resource.

"All too often the world of ICT is seen as the domain of the younger generation", Mr McCartney said. "However, in the UK, there are around 19 million people aged 50 and over and they account for 40% of the adult population."

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