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Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 80, tabled on 14 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the share of the miners' pension scheme’s surplus that goes to former miners.

Answered on

17 October 2019

The Government does not intend to change the current surplus-sharing arrangements that have worked well for all parties. Instead, we are considering the Trustees’ proposals for changes to the scheme that include protection of bonuses already accrued and hope to reach agreement shortly. We will update the House in due course.

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