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House of Lords written question HL243.

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN HL243, tabled on 28 June 2017

Her Majesty's Government, whether following the High Court ruling that pursuing boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel is legal, they will change their guidance governing investment by local government pension schemes.

Answered on

12 July 2017

The Government is strongly opposed to boycotts, which undermine its work to support the peace process and achieve a negotiated solution. We have received permission to appeal the judgement on the guidance to administering authorities on preparing an investment strategy statement for Local Government Pension Scheme funds, and will submit an appeal shortly. Pending the outcome of the appeal we will amend the guidance.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government