Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:58 pm on 10th June 2019.

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Photo of Ed Miliband Ed Miliband Labour, Doncaster North 9:58 pm, 10th June 2019

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Thanks to my hon. Friend Grahame Morris having secured this debate, the House has now passed a motion stating:

“That this House
calls on the Government to carry out a review of the existing arrangements for the sharing of the surplus generated by the Mineworkers’
Pension Scheme.”

I wonder whether you could give us some guidance, Mr Speaker. With the House having passed, without opposition and for the first time in 25 years of this scheme’s operation, this very important motion, can we use your good offices to persuade the Government to carry out the will of the House? It was very open to the Government to divide the House on this motion, but they choose not to do so, which must mean that they agree with it. Presumably, that means they are going to do something about it, if this House’s deliberations and possible votes are to be meaningful.