Tobacco investments held by local authority pension fund

Rob Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Antrim and Newtownabbey District Council as part of a batch sent to 447 authorities

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Dear Antrim and Newtownabbey District 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

FOI Requests, Antrim and Newtownabbey District Council

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Dear Mr Davies

                     

Ref: 2018/04/013

 

Thank you for your email requesting information. Your request will be
treated in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and you will
receive a response on or before 16 May 2018.

 

In the meantime, if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate
to contact me.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Helen Leung

Information Governance Assistant

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Davies

 

Council Response – 2018/04/013

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find responses
to your questions in the attached table.

 

We trust that this resolves your request.  However, if you are
dissatisfied with the way in which we have handled your request for
information you may request an internal review by contacting:

 

Liz Johnston

Head of Governance

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

Antrim Civic Centre

50 Stiles Way

BT41 2UB 

 

Email: [1][email address]

 

If after the internal review is completed you remain dissatisfied you may
appeal to the Information Commissioner by contacting:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

3rd Floor

14 Cromac Place

Belfast

BT7 2JB

 

If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

Helen Leung

Information Governance Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

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