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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:31 am on 13th February 2020.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 11:31 am, 13th February 2020

Will the Leader of the House arrange for a debate on pension funds, particularly those in the local government sector? Evidence has emerged this week that in London there is a £17.98 billion deficit between the assets and the liabilities. Clearly the concern is that this is unsustainable, right across the piece. This ranges from Bromley Council having a £59.1 million deficit to Brent Council having an eye-watering £925.7 million deficit. Clearly there is a problem, and we should have a debate in Government time to expose this scandal and make sure that our hard-working public sector employees have their pensions protected.