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MINEWORKERS PENSION SCHEME

EDM (Early Day Motion) 671: tabled on 14 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is aware that between 1987 and 1995 British Coal did not pay any employer contributions into the UK industry Mine Workers Pension Schemes (MPS) which benefited them as employers by approximately £1.136 billion; notes that when its representatives and others voted to consequently close the schemes, they also took the decision to allow 50 per cent of any surpluses to be taken by the Government which it is calculated will result eventually in the Government receiving in excess of £8 billion from both the MPS and its associate the BCSSS pension scheme, a scenario forecast by its own actuaries in 1995 and compounded later by their actions between 2002 and 2005 when the fund was used to cover a coal industry deficit for that period estimated as being worth a further £390 million, which it then recovered with interest amounting to £540 million, after which it then added a further £229 million as representing 50 per cent of the remaining surpluses at that time; finds this depletion of those funds in this way extraordinary, particularly as the industry was facing financial problems and merely was borrowing its own money; and calls on the Government to carry out an urgent review of those practices and the use of those pension assets in such an unacceptable manner.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
Livingston
Barron, Sir Kevin
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2016
Rother Valley
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2016
Sheffield South East
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 November 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2016
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 December 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Cynon Valley
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2016
Gedling
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2016
Coventry South
David, Wayne
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2016
Caerphilly
Dugher, Michael
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2017
Barnsley East
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 November 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2016
Sefton Central
Evans, Chris
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2016
Islwyn
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2016
Stoke-on-Trent South
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2017
Makerfield
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 December 2016
North East Fife
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2016
Bishop Auckland
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 16 November 2016
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2016
Luton North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2016
North Durham
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2017
Aberavon
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2017
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 November 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 16 November 2016
Glasgow East
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2017
St Helens North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2016
Ynys Môn
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2016
St Helens South and Whiston
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 November 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 November 2016
Strangford
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2016
Stoke-on-Trent North
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 November 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2016
Midlothian
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2017
Hemsworth

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.