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Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2: tabled on 14 October 2019

Tabled in the 2019-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the debt of honour it owes mineworkers who sacrificed their health working in dark and dangerous conditions to fuel the industry that created the nation's wealth; believes that in their retirement, miners and their widows deserve financial security; expresses concern that over £8 billion has been removed from the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme by successive governments, money which should have been used to enhance the derisory average pension payment of just £84 a week; acknowledges the benefit of the Government guarantee that underwrites the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme but believes the 50/50 surplus sharing arrangement is too high a cost; and therefore calls on the Government to carry out an immediate review of the surplus-sharing arrangements to give retired miners and their widows a greater share of their pension scheme's profits.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.