Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:49 pm on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Mike Hill Mike Hill Labour, Hartlepool 7:49 pm, 10th June 2019

I thank my hon. Friend and neighbour for giving way on that point. As he knows, although Hartlepool never had any pits we certainly have mineworkers who served in pits in Durham. Does he agree that the Government are under an even greater obligation because of the sacrifices and industrial diseases that those mineworkers have suffered from, which have shortened their lives in many cases? That makes this an urgent issue for many.