Tobacco investments held by local authority pension fund

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Dear Tunbridge Wells Borough 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

info (TWBC), Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

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Dear Mr Davies

Acknowledgement

Our Ref: FOI F06807

Thank you for your recent email which we are handling in accordance with
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I acknowledge receipt and confirm
that we will respond within 20 working days from the date of receipt; by
no later than 16^th May 2018

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Dear Mr Davies

Re: FOI F06807

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.  Questions 6 and 7
relate to services delivered by Kent County Council, and I have attached a
link to their website for further details.   You can also contact the FOI
Team directly at Kent County Council by email to
[1][email address

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Abigayle Sankey

Corporate Governance Assistant

 

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E:[6][email address]

Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS

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Dear Mr Davies,

Re: FOI F06807

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.  Tunbridge Wells
Borough Council does not hold any of the information requested. Our
Finance team have confirmed that the pension fund is administered entirely
by Kent County Council and I have attached a link to their website for
further details.   You can also contact the FOI Team directly at Kent
County Council by email to [1][email address

[2]https://www.kentpensionfund.co.uk/

I hope this information is helpful and if there is anything further I can
help with please contact me on 01892 554077 or via email to
[3][email address

If you are dissatisfied with the information provided or the way in which
we have dealt with your request, you can request a review.   Please write
to Patricia Narebor, Head of Legal Partnership and Monitoring Officer at
the Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS or via e-mail to
[4][email address]  requesting a review of the
decision.

We will aim to deal with your request within 20 working days. If you
remain dissatisfied following our review, you can then appeal to the
Information Commissioner.

Yours sincerely

 

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Abigayle Sankey

Corporate Governance Assistant

 

T: 01892 554272 ext: 4272

E:[6][email address]

Town Hall, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RS

[7]www.tunbridgewells.gov.uk   

      

 

 

 

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