Tobacco investments held by local authority pension fund

Rob Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council as part of a batch sent to 447 authorities

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Dear Kent County Council,

I am seeking information about the value of the local authority pension fund’s investment in tobacco shares and bonds, as well as the income from those investments. Please provide whatever answers you can to the following.

1. What is the most recent available value of the local authority's pension fund?

2. What is the value of the fund’s directly-held investment in shares or bonds of the following companies: British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, Japan Tobacco International, Altria Group Inc, Philip Morris International, Universal Corp, Alliance One International?

3. What is the total combined value of the fund’s directly-held investments in the companies named above?

4. What income did the fund receive from these investments in the last 12-month period for which records are available?

5. Does the fund have any other investments in tobacco via pooled investments? What is the value of these?

6. What is the local authority’s annual spend on smoking-related illness?

7. Please supply the number of deaths attributable to smoking in the local authority areas covered by your pension fund. Your Director of Public Health or equivalent should be able to supply this figure.

If you require clarification on any of the above questions, please get in touch on 0203 353 3616, or 07415154041 or email me at [email address]

Yours faithfully,

Rob Davies

 

Information request
Our reference: 1727233

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Dear Mr Davies
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your email which we received on 17 April 2018.
 
Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under 
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Assuming KCC holds this information,
we will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no
later than 16 May 2018 (20 working days from date of receipt).
 
We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information.
 
Please quote our reference - 1727233 in any communication regarding this
particular request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Peter Wylie
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services
+443000415563
 
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Information request
Our reference: 1727233

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Dear Mr Davies
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 17 April 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kirsty-Leigh Robertson
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services
+443000418301
 
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