§ Mr. Crausby
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to hold talks with Miners' Pension Fund trustees regarding the proportion the Government takes from Miners' Pension Fund surpluses. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
I have been asked to reply.
My Department maintains close links with the Trustees and their representatives, and discussions continue between the Scheme and the Department over the scope for further targeted benefit improvements following the announcement, last August, of a real-terms increase of almost 9 per cent. in miners' pensions.