"We are waiting for old people to die", says Rowan Williams in his last speech as Archbishop of Canterbury

'We are waiting for old people to die', says Rowan Williams in his last speech as Archbishop of Canterbury | UPDATED: 09:00 GMT, 15 December 2012 In his final speech in the House of Lords, Dr Rowan Williams said attitudes of 'contempt and exasperation' towards the ageing population were contributing to a range of elder abuse The Archbishop of Canterbury has appealed for an end to damaging stereotypes of older people, which he says have created a climate in which they suffer abuse. In his final speech in the House of Lords, Dr Rowan Williams said attitudes of 'contempt and exasperation' towards the ageing population were contributing to a range of abuse, from patronising and impatient behaviour to physical mistreatment