FOI reference - FOI 2016-08-09
Date - 09/08/2016
The above scheme ceased to contract out with effect from 31 December 1984. Your predecessor, the Occupational Pension Board (OPB) based at Newcastle upon Tyne (defunct April 1997), was responsible for securing pension members' rights. During the mid-nineties (1995) the Acrow Group scheme had still not been wound up and members' pension rights still not finalised. The trustees for the scheme were solicitors Lovell White Durrant (LWD).
In view of above. Can you provide the following:
- Details of how all members' pension rights pertaining to the Acrow Group were finalised.
- Details of the actual solicitor or solicitors within LWD corresponding with the OPB during the the 1990s.
- Full details of all board members which comprised the Board of the OPB. My recollection is that Sir Jeremy Rowe (CEO London Brick) was the Chairman of the OPB and the Board of the OPB itself comprised of individuals drawn from the pension industry who met four times every year. Although technically not civil servants, they were remunerated and superannuated for their time.
Duty to confirm or deny whether TPR holds the information requested
Following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that we do not hold the information you have requested.