Dear Buckinghamshire 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

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Dear Mr Davies

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST
FOI/18/561

Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire County Council.

Your request for information has now been considered and our response is as follows:

1.Fund Value as at 31st March 2018 was £2,812m
2.Please see attached
3.Please see attached
4.£427,052.04
5.Please see attached
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McGovern, Patrick, Buckinghamshire County Council

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Hi Rob,

 

Please find our response to your FOIA request on Tobacco

 

1.    Fund Value as at 31^st March 2018 was £2,812m

2.    See Attached

3.    See Attached

4.     £427,052.04

5.    See Attached

 

Regards,

Patrick McGovern

Senior Finance Officer
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*  Treasury, 8^th Floor, New County Offices, Walton Street, Aylesbury,
Bucks HP20 1UD
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