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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:59 am on 6th February 2020.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Labour, Rhondda 10:59 am, 6th February 2020

The mineworkers’ pension scheme really needs review now. Since 1994, the Government have taken £4.4 billion out of the surplus—50% of it—and frankly, a much greater proportion should be going to the miners and their widows. There are miners’ widows in my constituency who are surviving on virtual pittances. It really is time for a proper review and the trustees fully support having one. Will the Government look at this as a matter of urgency and will the right hon. Gentleman personally introduce the debate?