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 Andrew Bridgen Andrew Bridgen Conservative, North West Leicestershire 7:49 pm, 10th June 2019

As a Member of Parliament whose paternal grandfather was a coalminer and whose major conurbation in my seat is called Coalville, I think the hon. Gentleman will know whose side I am on in this debate. Does he agree that, given that the vast majority of retired coalminers and their widows still reside in the coalmining communities in which they worked, and some of them died, any increase in their pension from this overfunded, well-endowed fund will only go back to enrich the communities in which they have lived and worked all their lives and it would be a good investment for the Government?