The Economy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:34 pm on 24th October 2019.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Opposition Whip (Commons) 12:34 pm, 24th October 2019

The Government have received over £4 billion from the mineworkers’ pension scheme, despite not having paid a penny in. With retired miners getting by on a pension of, on average, £84 a week, does my right hon. Friend agree that it is time for the Government to listen? This Queen’s Speech should announce a review of the scheme so that miners and their widows get a fair deal.