Mineworkers' Pension Scheme:Written question - 46740

Q
(Easington)
Asked on: 07 October 2016
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Mineworkers' Pension Scheme
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will reform the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme to ensure that the surplus is used to benefit former mineworkers.
A
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 12 October 2016

The Department cannot unilaterally amend the terms of the scheme, though we would be willing to consider proposals put forward by the Scheme Trustees. Scheme members have already benefitted from surpluses through increases in benefits.

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