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 Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington 7:49 pm, 10th June 2019

I am rather alarmed that the Treasury uses some of the surpluses from the mineworkers’ pension funds and says that money is being recycled into regeneration in coalmining areas. Surely the money that miners paid—miners such as my father, grandfather and uncles no longer with us—was deferred wages; it was for their benefit in their retirement, which they never got a chance to enjoy, or for their widows and other miners, not to be used as regeneration funds.