Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP

Member of Parliament for Streatham (and parts of Balham, Clapham Common, Tulse Hill and Brixton Hill)
Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Clapham & Brixton Hill

Voting for Ethical Pensions

Feb 22, 2022 | Parliamentary Work

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I voted against the Jenrick amendment to the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Office Bill. This was intended to prevent the public sector from participating in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The wording was so broad it may well stop pension administrators divesting pensions from fossil fuels, arms manufacturers and companies that profit from human rights abuses. Public bodies shouldn’t be strongarmed into financing companies that disregard human rights abuses at the behest of the state.