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|1 Jul 2019, 3:59 p.m.||Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund||Seema Malhotra|
To ask the Leader of the House, what discussions he has had with the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund on the (a) financial and (b) practical feasibility of divesting its funds from (i) fossil fuel and (ii) carbon-intensive industries.
Answer (Mel Stride)
The Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund (PCPF) is a separate entity with its own trustees. The Leader of the House has no role in the administration or investment management of the fund and I have therefore had no discussions with the PCPF’s trustees.